Principal Deputy Chief Monitor, OSCE SMM
Alexander HUG is the Principal Deputy Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) since its inception. Before his appointment, Alexander Hug was a Section Head and a Senior Adviser to the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities. Mr. Hug is a trained lawyer, who served as an Officer in the Swiss Army, including a stint as regional commander of the Swiss Headquarters Support Unit for the OSCE in northern Bosnia and Herzegovina. He has also worked for the OSCE Mission in Kosovo, the Temporary International Presence in the southern West Bank city of Hebron (TIPH), and the EU Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX). He is a graduate of the Faculty of Law at the Fribourg University with a Master I degree on Law (LL.M) in 2000. In 2005, he graduated from the Faculty of Criminal Law and Human Rights at the King's College, with a Master II degree on Law (LL.M).