Nuclear Law Association

Nuclear Law Association (NLA) has been established in  2011 at New Delhi, India. The Association is a forum for the legal community to discuss issues relating to peaceful use of nuclear energy in India. NLA aims to promote knowledge sharing and influence policy formulation through seminars, research and outreach. Read more about NLA's objectives. 

NLA is conceived as a think-tank and aims to be a center of excellence in nuclear energy law research. Professionals and students with interest in nuclear energy law and policy both from India and abroad may get involved with NLA. 

NLA is collaborating with the International Nuclear Law Association (INLA) as its India Section.
More information about INLA

Centre for Nuclear Risk Analysis (CNRA) has been established as a dedicated research centre within NLA. The purpose of the CNRA is to undertake wide-ranging research covering all subjects relating to civil nuclear energy development in India and South Asia, and its engagement with wider world. CNRA emphasizes on interdisciplinary studies and will serve as a repository of information on nuclear power plants.

Membership and Fellowship:

Kindly contact, Dr Rajesh Babu, Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.  <rajeshbabur@gmail.com>

 While writing please describing your profile, interest and how your membership and Fellowship of NLA may add value to you and to NLA. 

NLA Blog

  • India’s Nuclear Trade — Inching Forward?* Els Reynaers Kini**Download* Chapter 6, "Key Developments in Environmental Law 2014", http://www.carswell.com/product-detail/key-developments-in-environmental-law-2014/Introduction India elected a new government ...
    Posted Apr 14, 2015, 8:17 PM by Administrator NLA
  • Nuclear Liability: A Key Component of the Public Policy Decision to Deploy Nuclear Energy in Southeast Asia Mohit Abraham* Published by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and is available for download  https://www.amacad.org/content/publications/publication.aspx?d=1499 Prologue This paper provides ...
    Posted Jul 13, 2014, 7:59 PM by Administrator NLA
  • Inaugural Lecture: S A Bhardwaj, DAE- Homi Bhabha Chair, Retired Director (Tech) NPCIL Third NLA Annual Meet Nuclear Energy and Indian Society: Public Engagement, Risk Assessment and Legal Frameworks 01 March 2014, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi Good Morning and thank you Dr ...
    Posted Mar 15, 2014, 10:49 AM by Administrator NLA
  • Presidential Address by Ambassador Rakesh Sood, Prime Minister’s Special Envoy For Disarmament and Non-Proliferation 1st March, 2014 Third NLA Annual Meet Nuclear Energy & Indian Society: Public Engagement, Risk Assessment and Legal Frameworks Dr. Ram Mohan- President of the Nuclear Law Association, Mrs. Els ...
    Posted Mar 9, 2014, 8:16 PM by Administrator NLA
  • Nuclear technology transfer - Intellectual property issues By, Vaibhav Saxena* India’s nuclear power expansion programme banks heavily on imported technologies which have developed at high cost and risk over a long period. Not unreasonably therefore, the ...
    Posted Feb 13, 2014, 8:12 AM by Administrator NLA
  • Why Nuclear Rules Scare Foreign Companies Dipankar Bandyopadhyay, NLA Governing Board Member's interview on Wall Street Journal*By Saurabh Chaturvedihttp://blogs.wsj.com/indiarealtime/2013/12/10/why-indias-nuclear-law-scares-foreign-companies ...
    Posted Dec 10, 2013, 12:25 AM by Administrator NLA
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Call for Papers- Special Issue

3rd edition with the Journal of Risk Research, Taylor and Francis

Papers can be on any nuclear law, policy, politics and sociological studies relating to India and also on comparative international perspective

Interested authors kindly contact Dr Ram Mohan at mprmohan@teri.res.in

Gujarat National Law University & NLA Workshop on "Nuclear Energy and Law" 11-12 April 2015 at GNLU, Gandhinagar, Program & Photos

Winter Course on Nuclear Law 12-16 Jan 2015: Jointly organized by Nuclear Law Association and TERI University: Course detail & Event photos

NLA General Secretary Els Reynaers Kini elected as INLA President for the term 2015-2016

New Publication
: Proceedings Summary of the Third NLA Annual Meeting: “Nuclear Energy and Indian Society: Public Engagement, Risk Assessment and Legal Frameworks”: Download

Nuclear energy and risk assessment by Indian courts: analysis of judicial intervention in the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project: Download

Journal of Risk Research Publication: “Nuclear energy law and decision-making in India”, Volume 17, Issue 1, 2014: Special Issue

Akshay Shandilya, student of Hidayatullah National Law University is appointed as 'NLA Student Coordinator'

Winter Course on Nuclear Law 18-22 November 2013: Jointly organized by, National Law University, Delhi and Nuclear Law Association: Course detail & Event photos

Second Annual Meeting of the Nuclear Law Association: "India's nuclear energy sector: Business opportunities and legal challenges", 2 March 2013, Mumbai, India: Special report

NLA in association with Symbiosis Law School (SLS), Pune organized a 2 day 'nuclear law' course for SLS students during 10-11 August 2013: Details & Photos

MoU signed between NLA and National Law School, Delhi for a range of academic collaboration


  • 8 Feb 2015: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Act 2010 and related issues. MEA Statement 

  • 25 Jan 2015: India and the U.S. reach understanding on the contentious civil nuclear liability issue. Official Statement & News report 
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