Steven Hill is Acting Head of the Legal Unit of the International Civilian Office/European Union Special Representative in Pristina, Kosovo. Before this assignment, he served as an Attorney-Advisor in the Office of the Legal Advisor at the U.S. Department of State, where he advised on international humanitarian law and human rights law and economic sanctions matters. He was counsel to the United States in Avena and Other Mexican Nationals before the International Court of Justice as well as in a number of matters before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. He was also the lead U.S. negotiator for the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Hill served as a legal advisor in the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. He has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at George Mason University School of Law and Professorial Lecturer in Law at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. He graduated from Yale Law School and Harvard College.