Dr. Hadi bin Ali Al-Yami is a member of the Saudi Shoura Council in its current eighth term that started in November 2020.
He served as chairman of the committee on human rights and supervisory bodies in the first year of the same term and is a member of the council’s Saudi-French and African, and Saudi-Egyptian and African parliamentary friendship committees.
He was also a council member during its seventh term, chairing the human rights and supervisory bodies committee and sitting on the Islamic and judicial affairs committee.
From 2012 to 2014, he was a member of the Arab League’s Arab human rights committee becoming its chairman between 2014 and 2017. Other organizations he has been a member of include the council of the Saudi Red Crescent, the standing national committee on international humanitarian law, and the advisory board (legal department) of King Khalid University’s administrative sciences college.
A licensed lawyer since 1994, Al-Yami held the position of vice chairman of the national committee for lawyers at the Council of Saudi Chambers and was chairman of the board of directors for both the Ihsan legal services association and the Arab law center.
He is also a former assistant secretary-general for legal affairs of the Abha Chamber of Commerce and Industry and was head of investigations and cases at the Ministry of Post, Telegraph, and Telephone, now the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.
Al-Yami gained a Ph.D. in law, and a master’s degree in the same subject, from Cairo University, along with a bachelor’s degree in law from King Saud University, in Riyadh.