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David H. Small


Consultant, Adjunct Professor of Law

B.A., New York University; J.D., Harvard; Fulbright Scholar, Université de Lille, France.

Professor Small began his international law and relations career in the Office of the Legal Adviser of the US Department of State in 1966, as...

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Professor Small began his international law and relations career in the Office of the Legal Adviser of the US Department of State in 1966, as staff attorney in United Nations Affairs. He served in the US Mission Berlin during the critical period of West Germany’s Ostpolitik and as Assistant Legal Adviser (i.e., Office Director) for Near East and South Asian Affairs during the Carter Administration. He also served as Assistant Legal Adviser for International Organization Affairs; for Economic, Business and Telecommunications Affairs and for Oceans, Environmental and Scientific Affairs before becoming Deputy General Counsel of the OECD in Paris and then its General Counsel. Since 2006, he has been a consultant, advising international organizations. Professor Small has been involved in the negotiation of many international instruments and agreements, including UN Security Council Resolution 242 on the mid-east conflict, UN treaties and declarations on outer space, the 1971 Four Power Agreement on Berlin; the 1975 Helsinki Final Act (CSCE); the 1977 Camp David Accords; the 1979 Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty; bilateral investment treaties; the OECD Multilateral Agreement on Investment and the 1997 OECD Convention on Combatting Bribery of Foreign Public Officials. Professor Small has participated in several cases before the ICJ and has pleaded numerous cases before international administrative tribunals.

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"GUEST BLOG: Dr David Small – NZ Spy Agencies – Holding them to Account, special 3 part series," coverage by The Daily Blog, October 20, 2016, an opinion piece by Adjunct Professor David Small.

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"GUEST BLOG: Dr David Small – NZ Spy Agencies – Holding them to Account, special 3 part series," coverage by The Daily Blog, October 20, 2016, an opinion piece by Adjunct Professor David Small.

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