Rebecca M. Bratspies

City University of New York - School of Law

Professor

2 Court Square

Long Island City, NY 11101

United States

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Scholarly Papers (38)

1.

Regulatory Blowout: How Regulatory Failures Made the BP Disaster Possible, and How the System Can Be Fixed to Avoid a Recurrence

U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2010-49, UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 1685606
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 02 Oct 2010 Last Revised: 17 Sep 2015
University of Florida, University of Alabama - School of Law, City University of New York - School of Law, University of California, Berkeley - School of Law, University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - School of Law, George Washington University - Law School, Nova Southeastern University, Lewis & Clark Law School, Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, University of Cincinnati - College of Law, University of Nebraska at Lincoln - College of Law and Center for Progressive Reform
Downloads 517 (36,776)

Abstract:

BP Oil Spill, Regulatory Policy, Natural Resources, Public Safety, OCSLA, NEPA, ESA, Precautionary Principle, Energy Policy

2.

Transboundary Harm in International Law: Lessons from the Trail Smelter Arbitration

TRANSBOUNDARY HARM IN INTERNATIONAL LAW: LESSONS FROM THE TRAIL SMELTER ARBITRATION, Rebecca M. Bratspies & Russell A. Miller, eds., Cambridge University Press, 2006, Washington & Lee Legal Studies Paper No. 2011-30
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 25 Jan 2012
Russell Miller and Rebecca M. Bratspies
Washington and Lee University - School of Law and City University of New York - School of Law
Downloads 479 (20,566)
Citation 2

Abstract:

transantional law, international law, environmental law

3.

The Illusion of Care: Regulation, Uncertainty, and Genetically Modified Food Crops

NYU Environmental Law Journal, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 10 Feb 2003 Last Revised: 21 Apr 2015
Rebecca M. Bratspies
City University of New York - School of Law
Downloads 465 (43,680)
Citation 2

Abstract:

GM crop, GMO, LMO, genetically modified organism, genetically engineered, genetic engineering, Starlink, Coordinated Framework, substantial equivalence, biopharming, administrative law, agriculture, biotechnology, FDA, USDA, EPA, precautionary principle, uncertainty, risk assessment, transgenic

4.

The New Discovery Doctrine: Some Thoughts on Property Rights and Traditional Knowledge

American Indian Law Review, 2007
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 18 May 2007
Rebecca M. Bratspies
City University of New York - School of Law
Downloads 458 (43,884)

Abstract:

indigenous, traditional knowledge, TRIPS, biodiversity, property

5.

Rethinking Sustainability to Meet the Climate Change Challenge

43 Environmental Law Reporter 10342-10357, SUNY Buffalo Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-023, Hofstra Univ. Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-05, Lewis & Clark Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-1, University of Utah College of Law Research Paper No. 22, Roger Williams Univ. Legal Studies Paper No. 153
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 16 Dec 2012 Last Revised: 18 Aug 2014
Columbia University - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, BurlesonInstitute.org, City University of New York - School of Law, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, Global Institute for Health and Human Rights, Albany Law School, University of Colorado Law School, Hofstra University - School of Law, University of Idaho College of Law - Boise, University at Buffalo Law School, Vermont Law School, Lewis & Clark Law School, Oklahoma City University - School of Law and Drake University Law School
Downloads 357 (50,540)

Abstract:

sustainability, climate change, adaptation, resiliency

6.

Some Thoughts on the American Approach to Regulating Genetically Modified Organisms

Kansas Journal of Law & Pubic Policy, Vol. 16, No. 3, 2007
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 14 Oct 2007 Last Revised: 13 Nov 2012
Rebecca M. Bratspies
City University of New York - School of Law
Downloads 355 (50,830)

Abstract:

genetically modified organism, GMO, LMO, biotechnology, agriculture, GM crops, regulation, transparency, trust

7.

'Organs of Society': A Plea for Human Rights Accountability for Transnational Enterprises and Other Business Entities

Michigan State University College of Law Journal of International Law, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 15 Apr 2005
Rebecca M. Bratspies
City University of New York - School of Law
Downloads 350 (61,545)

Abstract:

ATCA, international law, human rights, genocide, Nuremberg, crimes against humanity, war crimes, corporation, juridical person, legal person, Geneva Convention, International Criminal Court, ICC, ICTY, ICTR

8.

Myths of Voluntary Compliance: Lessons from the Starlink Corn Fiasco

William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review, Vol. 27, p. 593, 2003
Number of pages: 58 Posted: 26 Aug 2003 Last Revised: 04 Nov 2012
Rebecca M. Bratspies
City University of New York - School of Law
Downloads 316 (70,053)
Citation 1

Abstract:

GM crop, GMO. LMO, genetically modified, genetically modified organism, genetically engineered, genetic engineering, Starlink, Coordinated Framework, substantial equivalence, biotechnology, biopharming, administrative law, agriculture, biotechnology, FDA, USDA, EPA, ag-biotech, biotech

9.

Rethinking Decisionmaking in International Environmental Law: A Process-Oriented Inquiry into Sustainable Development

Yale Journal of International Law, Vol. 32, 2007
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 17 May 2007
Rebecca M. Bratspies
City University of New York - School of Law
Downloads 298 (73,313)

Abstract:

precaution, cost-benefit, environmental, sustainable development, sustainability, risk analysis, international, GMO, biotechnology, regulatory

10.

Glowing in the Dark: How America's First Transgenic Animal Escaped Regulation

Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology, Vol. 6, No. 2, p. 457, 2005
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 09 Jun 2005 Last Revised: 12 Nov 2012
Rebecca M. Bratspies
City University of New York - School of Law
Downloads 268 (60,760)

Abstract:

biotechnology, transgenic, aquaculture, GMO, LMO, FDA, Food Drug and Cosmetics Act, FDCA, regulation, NEPA, New Animal Drug, Coordinated Framework, transgenic salmon, risk assessment, precautionary principle, GloFish, genetically modified organism, GM

11.

Trail Smelter's (Semi)Precautionary Legacy

TRANSBOUNDARY HARMS IN INTERNATIONAL LAW: LESSONS FROM THE TRAIL SMELTER ARBITRATION, Rebecca Bratspies, Russell Miller, eds., Cambridge University Press, 2005-2006
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 29 Mar 2006
Rebecca M. Bratspies
City University of New York - School of Law
Downloads 258 (85,062)

Abstract:

Trail Smelter, GMO, LMO, genetic engineering, biotechnology, SPS Agreement, WTO, CBD, Biosafety Protocol, Convention on Biological Diversity, Sanitary and Phtyosanitary

12.

Splitting the Baby: Apportioning Environmental Liability Among Triggered Insurance Policies

Brigham Young Law Review, p. 1215, 1999
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 17 Feb 2003
Rebecca M. Bratspies
City University of New York - School of Law
Downloads 237 (98,564)

Abstract:

insurance, environmental law, CERCLA, hazardous waste, cleanup, allocation, remedy

13.

A Regulatory Wakeup Call: Lessons from BP's Deepwater Horizon Disaster

Golden Gate University Law Review, 2011
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 19 Jul 2011
Rebecca M. Bratspies
City University of New York - School of Law
Downloads 228 (91,770)

Abstract:

Deepwater Horizon, oil spill, BP, Gulf of Mexico, risk, regulation, MMS, offshore drilling, oil, energy, trust, uncertainty, technology, expertise, Macondo, deepwater

14.

Consuming (F)ears of Corn: Public Health and Biopharming

American Journal of Law and Medicine, Vol. 30, 2004
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 04 Oct 2004
Rebecca M. Bratspies
City University of New York - School of Law
Downloads 215 (103,761)

Abstract:

LMO, Food safety, ag-biotech, biopharming, biotechnology, agriculture, genetic modification, genetic engineering, GMO, pharmaceutical, bio-based, public health, transgenic

15.

The Intersection of International Human Rights and Domestic Environmental Regulation

Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law, Vol. 38, 2010
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 22 Aug 2010
Rebecca M. Bratspies
City University of New York - School of Law
Downloads 182 (120,727)

Abstract:

human rights, environmental regulation, Arctic, environmental rights, oil, chukchi sea, norms, discretion, decisionmaking, transparency, participation

16.

Regulatory Trust

Number of pages: 57 Posted: 19 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 13 Nov 2012
Rebecca M. Bratspies
City University of New York - School of Law
Downloads 180 (125,946)
Citation 1

Abstract:

trust, uncertainty, regulation, expertise, governance, regulatory system, GMO, sustainability, transparency, stewardship

17.

Finessing King Neptune: Fisheries Management and the Limits of International Law

Harvard Environmental Law Review, Vol. 25, p. 213, 2001
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 17 Feb 2003
Rebecca M. Bratspies
City University of New York - School of Law
Downloads 178 (127,210)
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18.

Food, Hunger and Technology

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 28 Jul 2012
Rebecca M. Bratspies
City University of New York - School of Law
Downloads 176 (113,031)

Abstract:

hunger, food insecurity, World Food Summit, World Food Conference, Millennium Development Goals, Norman Borlaug, green revolution, genetically modified organism, GMO, technology, poverty, population, Rome Declaration, biotechnology

19.

Human Rights and Environmental Regulation

NYU Environmental Law Journal, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 11 Jun 2011
Rebecca M. Bratspies
City University of New York - School of Law
Downloads 149 (144,731)

Abstract:

human rights, environment, climate change, BP oil spill, transparency, regulation, participation, new governance, future generations, accountability, trust

20.

Sustainability: Can Law Meet the Challenge?

Suffolk Transnational Law Review, Vol. 34, No. 2, Summer 2011
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 30 Jan 2012
Rebecca M. Bratspies
City University of New York - School of Law
Downloads 148 (143,973)

Abstract:

sustainability, international law, democracy, participation, uncertainty, precautionary principle, globalization, environment, climate change, wicked problem, complexity

21.

State Responsibility for Human-Induced Environmental Disasters

55 German Yearbook of International Law 175 (2012)
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 25 Jul 2013
Rebecca M. Bratspies
City University of New York - School of Law
Downloads 138 (129,802)

Abstract:

Sovereignty, State Responsibility, Sustainability, Disaster, Internationally-Wrongful Acts, Environment, Fukushima, Deepwater Horizon, Trail Smelter

22.

Farming the Genetically Modified Seas: The Perils and Promise of Transgenic Salmon

THE INTERNATIONAL GOVERNANCE OF FISHERIES ECOSYSTEMS: LEARNING FROM THE PAST, FINDING SOLUTIONS FOR THE FUTURE, B. Taylor, M. Schechter and N. Leonard, eds., 2008
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 31 Aug 2010
Rebecca M. Bratspies
City University of New York - School of Law
Downloads 127 (159,187)

Abstract:

Transgenic Fish, Transgenic Salmon, Aquaculture, Biotechnology, Aqua Bounty, Food Security, GMO GM Fish, GM Salmon, LMO, Genetically Modified

23.

Reconciling the Irreconcilable: Progress Toward Sustainable Development

Progress in International Law, 2008
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 11 Jun 2008 Last Revised: 13 Nov 2012
Rebecca M. Bratspies
City University of New York - School of Law
Downloads 118 (183,429)

Abstract:

progress, sustainability, sustainable, GMO, international law, sustainable development, environmental protection, international environmental law

24.

Human Rights and Arctic Resources

Southwestern Journal of Law and Trade in the Americas, Vol. 15, 2009
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 22 Aug 2010
Rebecca M. Bratspies
City University of New York - School of Law
Downloads 117 (168,545)

Abstract:

human rights, property, indigenous rights, Belize, Arctic, regulation, decisionmaking, energy, climate change, natural resources, Chukci Sea

25.

Reclaiming Global Environmental Leadership: Why the United States Should Ratify Ten Pending Environmental Treaties

Center for Progressive Reform White Paper No. 1201
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 08 Jun 2012
University of Florida Levin College of Law, City University of New York - School of Law, American University - Washington College of Law, Wake Forest University - School of Law, University of Richmond School of Law and University of Nebraska at Lincoln - College of Law
Downloads 100 (189,394)

Abstract:

albatrosses and petrels, Antarctic Liability Annex, Basel Convention, Biodiversity Convention, London Dumping Convention, Plant Genetic Resources Treaty, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions, Convention on the Law of the Sea

26.

Tracing the Limits of the Green Economy

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 14 May 2012
Rebecca M. Bratspies
City University of New York - School of Law
Downloads 96 (200,846)

Abstract:

Rio 20, sustainable development, green economy, palm oil, international law, Rio Convention, sustainability

27.

Is Anyone Regulating? The Curious State of GMO Governance in the United States

37 Vermont Law Review (2013) (Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 13 Jun 2013
Rebecca M. Bratspies
City University of New York - School of Law
Downloads 95 (174,637)

Abstract:

biotechnology, genetic modification, Bt alfalfa, Roundup Ready sugar beets, democratic decisionmaking, regulation, uncertainty, science, food insecurity

28.

Can Transgenic Fish Save Fisheries?

GLOBALIZATION: EFFECT ON FISHERIES RESOURCES, William W. Taylor, Michael G. Schechter & Lois G. Wolfson, eds., Cambridge University Press, 2007
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 31 Aug 2010 Last Revised: 15 Jul 2013
Rebecca M. Bratspies
City University of New York - School of Law
Downloads 82 (230,642)

Abstract:

Genetically Modified Salmon, Aqua Bounty, New Animal Drug, FDA, Genetically Modified, GMO, LMO, Transgenic Salmon, Transgenic, Salmon, Fish, Fishery, Fisheries, Biotechnology, Genetic Engineering, Biotechnology

Sustainability is the Answer - Now What Was the Question?

Number of pages: 2 Posted: 30 Oct 2012
Rebecca M. Bratspies
City University of New York - School of Law
Downloads 52 (311,779)

Abstract:

sustainability, systems, climate change, law, framing

Sustainability Is the Answer, Now What Was the Question?

Rethinking Sustainability to Meet the Climate Change Challenge (Jessica Owley and Keith H. Hirokawa, eds., ELI 2015)
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 09 Sep 2015
Rebecca M. Bratspies
City University of New York - School of Law
Downloads 24 (417,775)

Abstract:

climate change, sustainability, palm oil, Rio 20, governance, green

30.

Assuming Away the Problem: The Vexing Relationship between International Trade and Environmental Protection

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 15 Aug 2012
Rebecca M. Bratspies
City University of New York - School of Law
Downloads 56 (286,797)

Abstract:

Kuznets curve, globalization, human rights, exploitation, sustainable development, WTO, trade

31.

From Ship to Shore: Reforming the National Contingency Plan to Improve Protections for Oil Spill Cleanup Workers

Center for Progressive Reform Working Paper No. 1006, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2010-59
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 13 Dec 2010
City University of New York - School of Law, University of Florida, University of Texas at Austin - School of Law, Wake Forest University School of Law, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and Center for Progressive Reform
Downloads 46 (304,395)

Abstract:

environmental protection, clean-up, reform

32.

Biotechnology, Sustainability and Trust

Kansas Journal of Law & Pubic Policy, Vol. 18, 2009
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 22 Aug 2010
Rebecca M. Bratspies
City University of New York - School of Law
Downloads 44 (296,566)

Abstract:

biotechnology, regulation, trust, risk, uncertainty, decisionmaking, transparency, expertise, stewardship, GMO, genetic engineering, public choice, regulator, organization, institution

33.

Progress in International Law – an Explanation of the Project

PROGRESS IN INTERNATIONAL LAW, Russell A. Miller & Rebecca M. Bratspies, eds., 2008, Washington & Lee Legal Studies Paper No. 2011-51
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 24 Jan 2012
Russell Miller and Rebecca M. Bratspies
Washington and Lee University - School of Law and City University of New York - School of Law
Downloads 40 (296,566)

Abstract:

Transnational Law, international law

34.

Do We Need a Human Right to a Healthy Environment?

Santa Clara Journal of International Law, Vol. 13, No. 1, 2015
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 05 Sep 2015
Rebecca M. Bratspies
City University of New York - School of Law
Downloads 22 (239,168)

Abstract:

climate change, human rights, healthy environment, sustainability, transboundary harm, future generations, environment

35.

Using Human Rights to Improve Arctic Governance

Diplomacy on Ice: Energy and the Environment in the Arctic and Antarctic (Rebecca Pincus and Saleem H. Ali, eds., Yale 2015)
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 09 Sep 2015
Rebecca M. Bratspies
City University of New York - School of Law
Downloads 4 (425,530)

Abstract:

climate change, arctic, sustainability, human right, healthy environment, decision-making, legitimacy, participation, governance

36.

Lionfish as a Metaphor for Governance in an Era of Climate Change

New York Law School Law Review, Vol. 58, No. 4, 2013/2014
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 05 Sep 2015
Rebecca M. Bratspies
City University of New York - School of Law
Downloads 2 (461,224)

Abstract:

lionfish, sustainable, fisheries, invasive, governance, climate change, coral, management, Belize

37.

An Answer in Search of a Problem: Genetically-Modified Crops in an Era of Climate Change

Posted: 09 Sep 2015
Rebecca M. Bratspies
City University of New York - School of Law

Abstract:

genetic engineering, GMO, LMO, climate change, sustainability, adaptation, mitigation

38.

The Green Economy Will Not Build the Rule of Law for Nature

The Rule of Law for Nature; New Dimensions and Ideas in Environmental Law (Christina Voigt, ed., Cambridge 2013
Posted: 09 Sep 2015
Rebecca M. Bratspies
City University of New York - School of Law

Abstract:

green economy, sustainability, Rio 20, Development, International Law, environment, equity, nature