Timothy Hughes is a senior attorney with expertise in the rule of law. Mr. Hughes currently serves as Senior Legal Counsel and Program Director for NCSC’s international rule of law projects, providing corporate counsel, compliance and legal advisory services. Mr. Hughes has overseen rule of law programs implemented abroad in Africa, Central America, the Middle East, and Central Europe/Eurasia.
Mr. Hughes was the project head of a USAID-funded rule of law project in Bosnia Herzegovina focusing on judicial independence and accountability. In Bosnia, Mr. Hughes also served as department head for the Independent Judicial Commission, where he advised on justice sector governance and strategic planning framework issues. Mr. Hughes was responsible for implementing a reappointment process for judges and prosecutors and the investigation of judges and prosecutors for alleged misconduct. Mr. Hughes served as legal counsel to a Bosnian electoral body responsible for adjudicating electoral complaints.
From 1992–97, Mr. Hughes practiced law in a medium-sized law firm in Milwaukee, Wisc. He is an active member of the state bars of Wisconsin and Virginia. Mr. Hughes holds a J.D. from the University of Wisconsin and a LL.M. in European/German law from the University of Tubingen, Germany. Mr. Hughes is proficient in the German, Serbo-Croatian, and Spanish languages.