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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“  environmental democracy, environmental rights and building sustainable cities, with a special focus on New York City (also comic books about environmental justice and the human right to a healthy environment)  ”

Scholarly Papers (68)

1.

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
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transantional law, international law, environmental law

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Reasoning Up to Human Rights: Environmental Rights as Customary International Law

in The Human Right to a Healthy Environment (John Knox and Ramin Pejan, eds. 2018)
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 04 May 2018
Rebecca M. Bratspies
City University of New York - School of Law
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customary law, climate change, human rights, environment, EIA, international law, opinio juris, state practice, constituion

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Cryptocurrency and the Myth of the Trustless Transaction

Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review, Vol. 25, No. 1, 2018
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 20 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 04 Jun 2020
Rebecca M. Bratspies
City University of New York - School of Law
Downloads 841 (54,066)
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bitcoin, smart contract, ico, fraud, legitimacy, regulatory trust, blockchain, regulation, trust, cryptocurrency, technology

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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 Levin College of Law, University of Alabama - School of Law, City University of New York - School of Law, University of California, Berkeley - School of Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law, George Washington University - Law School, Nova Southeastern University, Lewis & Clark College Paul L Boley Library, 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 Montana - Alexander Blewett III School of Law and Center for Progressive Reform
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BP Oil Spill, Regulatory Policy, Natural Resources, Public Safety, OCSLA, NEPA, ESA, Precautionary Principle, Energy Policy

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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, USC Gould School of Law, Lancaster University Law School, Albany Law School, University of Colorado Law School, Pace Law School, University of Idaho College of Law - Boise, University of Miami - School of Law, Vermont Law and Graduate School, Lewis & Clark Law School, University of Iowa - College of Law and Albany Law School
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sustainability, climate change, adaptation, resiliency

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

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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 618 (80,790)
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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

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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
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indigenous, traditional knowledge, TRIPS, biodiversity, property

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

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

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 15 Apr 2005
Rebecca M. Bratspies
City University of New York - School of Law
Downloads 523 (99,599)
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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

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

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 09 Jun 2005 Last Revised: 12 Nov 2012
Rebecca M. Bratspies
City University of New York - School of Law
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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

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

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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 398 (137,593)
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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

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

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

16.

Food, Hunger and Technology

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 28 Jul 2012
Rebecca M. Bratspies
City University of New York - School of Law
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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

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From Surviving to Thriving: Equity in Disaster Planning and Recovery

U of Houston Law Center No. 2019-A-7, University of Hawai’i Richardson School of Law Research Paper No. 3340133
Number of pages: 120 Posted: 05 Mar 2019
Case Western Reserve University School of Law, University of Florida Levin College of Law, affiliation not provided to SSRN, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, City University of New York - School of Law, University of Hawaii at Manoa - William S. Richardson School of Law, Vermont Law School, University of California, Berkeley - School of Law, Center for Progressive Reform, Center for Progressive Reform - CPR Policy Analyst, University of San Francisco - School of Law, University of Florida Levin College of Law, CUNY School of Law, Nova Southeastern University, Wake Forest University School of Law, University of Cincinnati - College of Law and Center for Progressive Reform
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environment, environmental law, disaster, disaster law, RCRA, CERCLA, Emergency Waiver, EPCRA,FEMA, Planning, Migration, Relocation, Resilience, Stormwater, NEPA, Stafford Act, climate, Environmental Justice

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Splitting the Baby: Apportioning Environmental Liability Among Triggered Insurance Policies

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 17 Feb 2003
Rebecca M. Bratspies
City University of New York - School of Law
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insurance, environmental law, CERCLA, hazardous waste, cleanup, allocation, remedy

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

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

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

22.

Environmental Law. Disrupted

49 Environmental Law Reporter 10038 (2019), Texas A&M University School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 19-14, Albany Law School Research Paper No. 15 for 2019-2020
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 10 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 24 Oct 2019
Oregon State University, College of Business, UC Law, San Francisco, City University of New York - School of Law, Texas A&M University School of Law, USC Gould School of Law, Albany Law School, Cumberland School of Law, University of Colorado Law School, Pace Law School, University of Miami - School of Law, Lewis & Clark Law School, Albany Law School, University of Iowa - College of Law, Vanderbilt University - Law School and Florida State University, College of Law
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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 264 (213,219)
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climate change, human rights, healthy environment, sustainability, transboundary harm, future generations, environment

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

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 17 Feb 2003
Rebecca M. Bratspies
City University of New York - School of Law
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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
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sustainability, international law, democracy, participation, uncertainty, precautionary principle, globalization, environment, climate change, wicked problem, complexity

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

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Claimed Not Granted: Finding a Human Right to a Healthy Environment

Forthcoming Law and Transnational Problems (Summer 2017)
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 28 Jun 2017
Rebecca M. Bratspies
City University of New York - School of Law
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climate change, sustainability, human rights, environment, regulation

Environmental Law, Disrupted by COVID-19

Environmental Law Reporter, Vol. 51, 2021, 51 ELR 10509, U of Colorado Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 21-24, University of Miami Legal Studies Research Paper No. 3855625, UC Hastings Research Paper Forthcoming, Albany Law School Research Paper Forthcoming, Texas A&M University School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 21-11
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 07 Jun 2021 Last Revised: 15 Sep 2021
City University of New York - School of Law, Texas A&M University School of Law, USC Gould School of Law, Pace University School of Law, Albany Law School, University of Colorado Law School, Pace Law School, University of Miami - School of Law, Lewis & Clark Law School, University of Iowa - College of Law, Albany Law School, Vanderbilt University - Law School, Florida State University, College of Law and UC Law, San Francisco
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COVID-19, systemic racial injustice, environmental law collaborative

Environmental Law, Disrupted by COVID-19

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW, DISRUPTED, Keith Hirokawa and Jessica Owley, eds., West Academic, 2021, Albany Law School Research Paper Forthcoming, Texas A&M University School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 22-05, UC Hastings Research Paper Forthcoming, University of Miami Legal Studies Research Paper No. 3985629
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 15 Dec 2021 Last Revised: 08 Mar 2022
City University of New York - School of Law, Texas A&M University School of Law, USC Gould School of Law, Pace University School of Law, Albany Law School, University of Colorado Law School, Pace Law School, University of Miami - School of Law, Lewis & Clark Law School, University of Iowa - College of Law, Albany Law School, Vanderbilt University - Law School, Florida State University, College of Law and UC Law, San Francisco
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Owning All the Seeds: Consolidation and Control in Agricultural Biotechnology

Environmental Law, Vol. 47, 2017
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 21 Sep 2017 Last Revised: 29 Jul 2021
Rebecca M. Bratspies
City University of New York - School of Law
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Agriculture, Biotechnology, Genetically Engineered, Genetically Modified, Merger, Acquisition, Consolidation, Food Security, Sustainability, Sustainable Agriculture, Food, biotech, ag-biotech, GMO

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

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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 Montana - Alexander Blewett III School of Law
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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

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The Human Right to Environmental Information

Number of pages: 14 Posted: 12 Jun 2019
Rebecca M. Bratspies and Sarah Lamdan
City University of New York - School of Law and CUNY School of Law
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environmental information, EIA, access, Bhopal, human rights, environmental rights, information, access to justice

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

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Renewable Rikers: A Plan for Restorative Environmental Justice

Loyola Law Review, New Orleans, Vol. 66, 2021
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 03 Sep 2020 Last Revised: 22 Feb 2021
Rebecca M. Bratspies
City University of New York - School of Law
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Rikers, Decarceration, Environmental Justice, Restorative Justice, Climate Change, Energy Justice, Renewable Energy, Structural Racism, Environmental Racism, Energy

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

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Underburdened Communities

110 California Law Review __ (2022)
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 07 Sep 2021 Last Revised: 15 Mar 2022
Rebecca M. Bratspies
City University of New York - School of Law
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environmental justice, environmental racism, structural racism, waste, trash, New York City, equality, equity, governance, pollution

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

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

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

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

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

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This Great Catastrophe: Bungling Pandemics from 1918 to Today

Forthcoming, Michigan State University College of Law International Law Review, Vol. 30, 2021
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 04 Aug 2021
Rebecca M. Bratspies
City University of New York - School of Law
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COVID-19, coronavirus, Trump, Wilson, CDC, World War I, WWI, 1918, Spanish Flu, pandemic, sedition, mutual aid structural racism, mask, transparency, Science-based policy, public health, influenza

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Mayah's Lot: Teaching Environmental Justice With Comic Books

Forthcoming chapter in The Media Method: Teaching Law With Pop Culture (Christine A. Corcos, ed.)
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 26 Aug 2019
Rebecca M. Bratspies
City University of New York - School of Law
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environmental justice, comic book, graphic novel, social justice, LULU, Mayah's Lot, citizen science, environmental democracy, art

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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
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Transnational Law, international law

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

46.

Our Climate Moment Is Now! (Or How to Change the Story to Save Our World)

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 16 Aug 2019
Rebecca M. Bratspies
City University of New York - School of Law
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zero carbon, net zero, deep decarbonization, climate change, federalism, climate justice, Paris Agreement, local government, state government, IPCC, NDC, just transition, renewable energy, sustainable energy

47.

Hunger and Equity in an Era of Genetic Engineering

Number of pages: 64 Posted: 20 Dec 2017
Rebecca M. Bratspies
City University of New York - School of Law
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food, equity, gmo, genetically modified organism, genetic engineering, hunger, agriculture, food justice, food sovereignty, agriculture, climate change, sustainability, population, India, famine

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Corrupt at Its Core: How Law Failed the Victims of Waste Dumping in Côte D’ Ivoire

Forthcoming in 43 Columbia J. Envt'l L. (2018)
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 21 May 2018
Rebecca M. Bratspies
City University of New York - School of Law
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corruption, trade, international law, Bamako, Basel Ban, MARPOL, Cote d'Ivoire, Trafigura, hazardous waste, oil, diesel, environment environmental governance, human rights

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The Trump Administration versus the Administrative State

94 Chicago Kent Law Review 101 (2019) (Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 24 Jun 2019 Last Revised: 04 Sep 2019
Rebecca M. Bratspies
City University of New York - School of Law
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administrative law, crisis, democracy, legitimacy, public participation, civil service, abuse of power, spoils, checks and balances

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Shutting Down Poletti: Human Rights Lessons from Environmental Victories

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 09 Jan 2019
Rebecca M. Bratspies
City University of New York - School of Law
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Poletti, power plant, environmental justice, human rights, sustainability, climate change, power generation, energy, electricity, New York City, FERC, siting, pollution, PM2.5, particulate, oil

51.

The Climate for Human Rights

University of Miami Law Review, Vol. 72, 2018
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 20 Mar 2018
Rebecca M. Bratspies
City University of New York - School of Law
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climate change, human rights, global warming, superwicked, carbon emissions, Mossville, United States, regulation, sustainability, norms, environment, environmental protection, energy

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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 Levin College of Law, University of Texas at Austin - School of Law, Wake Forest University School of Law, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and University of Georgia Institute for Resilient Infrastructure Systems
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environmental protection, clean-up, reform

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Decarceration with Decarbonization: Renewable Rikers and the Transition to Clean Power

13 San Diego J. Climate & Energy L. 1 (2022)
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 18 Nov 2021 Last Revised: 07 Jun 2022
Rebecca M. Bratspies
City University of New York - School of Law
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decarceration, Rikers, decarbonization, renewable, net zero, carbon, climate change, energy, solar energy, wind energy, New York, CLCPA, clean energy, renewable energy

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

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Seeing New York City’s Urban Canopy as a Commons: a View from the Street

The Cambridge Handbook of Commons Research Innovation (eds. Chrystie Swiney and Sheila Foster), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 28 Sep 2020 Last Revised: 08 Jul 2021
Rebecca M. Bratspies
City University of New York - School of Law
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urban forest, city, commons, tree, park, regulation, public goods, urban environment, environmental justice, environmental racism, urban commons, right to the city, forest, urban forest

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What Makes It a Just Transition? A Case Study of Renewable Rikers

Pace Environmental Law (PELR) Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 25 Jul 2022
Rebecca M. Bratspies
City University of New York - School of Law
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Green New Deal, Just Transition, Renewable Rikers, Renewable Energy, Decarceration, Climate Change, Environmental Justice, Criminal Justice Reform, Environmental Racism, Structural Racism

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

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Taking a Page from the FDA's Prescription Medicine Information Rules: Reimagining Environmental Information for Climate Change

University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 12 May 2018
Sarah Lamdan and Rebecca M. Bratspies
CUNY School of Law and City University of New York - School of Law
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climate change, information access, EPCRA, Clean Air Act, EPA, FDA

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Protecting the Environment in an Era of Federal Retreat: The View from New York City

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 19 Dec 2017 Last Revised: 06 Apr 2019
Rebecca M. Bratspies
City University of New York - School of Law
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New York City, Climate Change, sustainability, resilience, Environment, Federalism, Environmental Protection, Urban, Environmental Justice, public transportation, subway, retrofit, solar energy, clean power

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Public Housing, Private Owners: Sustainable Development Lessons from the Fight to Shut the Poletti Power Plant

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 03 Jun 2020
Rebecca M. Bratspies
City University of New York - School of Law
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Environmental Justice, Sustainability, Sustainable Development, Energy Justice, NYC, Energy Policy, Pollution, Air Quality

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Territory is Everything: Afro-Colombian Communities, Human Rights and Illegal Land Grabs

Colombia Human Rights Law Review, Online Volume 4, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 28 Apr 2020
Rebecca M. Bratspies
City University of New York - School of Law
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Land Grab, Palm Oil, Coca, Territory, Sovereignty, Indigenous, Afro-Descendent, Afro-Colombian, Human Rights, Equality, Land, Communal Land Rights

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The Politics of Progress in International Law: Remarks Delivered at the American Society of International Law 2008 Meeting on the Occasion of the Publication of Progress in International Law.

102 Am. Soc’y Int’l L. Proc. 457
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 15 May 2018
Rebecca M. Bratspies
City University of New York - School of Law
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international law, progress, sustainability, human rights, environment, climate change

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

Research Handbook on Climate Change and Agricultural Law (Mary Jane Angelo and Anél du Plessis, eds.) Edward Elgar 2015
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 09 Sep 2015 Last Revised: 22 Jul 2021
Rebecca M. Bratspies
City University of New York - School of Law
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genetic engineering, GMO, LMO, climate change, sustainability, adaptation, mitigation

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Avoiding Mistakes in Implementing New York's Green Amendment

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 20 Dec 2023
Rebecca M. Bratspies and Jaclyn Spencer
City University of New York - School of Law and CUNY School of Law
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environmental justice, human rights, environmental rights, right to a healthy environment, New York, constitution, constitutional right

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The Unbearable Whiteness of Environmental Law

Center for Progressive Reform, Symposium on Environmental Justice as Environmental Human Rights (Nov. 2023)
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 15 Mar 2024
Carmen G. Gonzalez and Rebecca M. Bratspies
Loyola University Chicago School of Law and City University of New York - School of Law
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climate justice, climate, environmental justice, environmental justice and human rights, environmental law pedagogy

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Energy Justice and Renewable Rikers

University of Miami Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 18 Feb 2024
Rebecca M. Bratspies
City University of New York - School of Law
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energy justice, environmental justice, climate justice, pollution, energy, environment, power plants, particulates, health, Renewable Rikers, decarceration, New York City, Climate policy, urban, criminal justice, just transition, green energy

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Decolonizing Chadha

Number of pages: 5 Posted: 24 Apr 2024
Rebecca M. Bratspies
City University of New York - School of Law
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administrative law, immigration, Critical Race Theory, CRT, decolonization, colonialism, Supreme Court, INS, Chadha, Kenya, UK

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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

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

Other Papers (3)

Total Downloads: 102
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Book Review of International Environmental Law and the Global South (Cambridge University Press 2015)

Journal of Human Rights and the Environment, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 25 Oct 2017
Rebecca M. Bratspies
City University of New York - School of Law
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International Law, Sustainable Development, North, South, Ecology, Environment, Climate Change, Governance, Justice, Common but Differentiated Responsibility, Intergenerational Equity

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Struggling to Breathe: Asthma, Pollution, and the Fight for Environmental Justice

Data for Progress https://www.filesforprogress.org/memos/struggling-to-breathe.pdf
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 22 Mar 2023
Rebecca M. Bratspies
City University of New York - School of Law
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asthma, pollution, trucks, environmental justice, environmental racism, regulation

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Book Review: Shawkat Alam, Sumudu Atapattu, Carmen G Gonzales and Jona Razzaque (eds), International Environmental Law and the Global South (Cambridge University Press, New York 2015) 656 pp.

Journal of Human Rights and the Environment, Vol. 8 No. 2, September 2017, pp. 301–304
Posted: 04 May 2018
Rebecca M. Bratspies
City University of New York - School of Law

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International Law, Post-Colonialism, Environmental Justice, Environmental Law, Human Rights, TWAIL, Equality