|1st Chief Justice of the Maldives|
|Assumed office |
18 September 2008 - 10 August 2010 14 December 2014 - present
|Nominated by||Maumoon Abdul Gayoom
|Appointed by||People's Majlis|
|Preceded by||Office established|
|Judge of the Supreme Court of the Maldives|
18 September 2008 – Present
|Nominated by||Maumoon Abdul Gayoom|
September 25, 1964
Addu Atoll, Meedhoo, Maldives
|Education||Al-Azhar University (Sharia And Law, LL.D.)|
On May 8, 2018 he was found guilty of trying to obstruct state functions, being accused of ordering the suspension of the government’s e-letter management system (GEMS) to block the delivery of three letters.
Early Life and Family
After returning to Maldives in 1995 Abdulla Saeed began as a state attorney for the attorney generals office. He represented the state in numerous cases and advised the state in legal matters.
In late 2000 he was appointed as the director of Institute of Shari’ah and Law of the Maldives and later became the first Dean of Faculty of Sharia and Law of the Maldives National University.
Saeed's education includes:
- An L.L.B (Combined Honours Degree in Shari’ah and Law) from Al-Azhar University, Cairo, 1994.
- An L.L.M from International Maritime Law Institute, Malta, 1999.
- A Parliamentary Studies and Legal Drafting course at the Lok Sabha, India, 1997.
- Coursework, national and international seminars and conferences including judicial studies and training programs at Judiciaries in Singapore, Malaysia, and Australia, 2001.
- Effective Dispute Management in a Changing World and An Executive Programme in Negotiation and Mediation, conducted by the Singapore Mediation Centre, Singapore, 2001.
- Seminar on Customer-Oriented Service, organized by the Civil Service College Singapore in cooperation with the Public Service Division at The President’s Office, Male’, 2000.
- Workshop on Aviation Accident Investigation conducted by the Singapore Aviation Academy, Singapore, 16 – 22 February 2000.
- WIPO National Workshop on Intellectual Property and the Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS Agreement) organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in cooperation with the Ministry of Trade and Industry, Male’, 1999.
- Workshop on EEZ Management and Maritime Legislation organized by the Economic and Legal Advisory Services Division, Commonwealth Secretariat, in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Male’, 1995.