Advisory Council

Governing Body of NLA is please to announce the constitution of an advisory council consisting people of eminence from legal and nuclear science field.

The members of the Advisory Council Panel are,


Justice S Rajendra Babu

NHRC Chair Professor

National Law School of India University, Bangalore


Justice Rajendra Babu is a preeminent jurist. He has had a distinguished career both as a lawyer and thereafter as a Judge. As a lawyer, he had practiced mainly in the area of Constitutional Law, Taxation and various commercial laws. He was a Standing Counsel for the Income Tax Department and also served as Government Advocate Pleader for the Government of Karnataka.

He was appointed as a permanent Judge of the Karnataka high Court in February 1988 and was elevated as a Judge of the Supreme Court of India in 1997. He became the Chief Justice of India in 2004. After retiring as the Chief Justice of India, he was appointed as the Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission. 

Presently, he is a Chair Professor at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, where he holds the National Human Rights Commission Chair. 


Patrick Reyners

Chair of the International School of Nuclear Law 

Scientific Advisor of the International Nuclear Law Association

Patrick Reyners is the Chair of the International School of Nuclear Law’s (ISNL) Supervisory Board and also one of the founders of ISNL, France. Patrick Reyners is the former Head of Legal Affairs at the OECD/NEA; now teaches nuclear law at Dundee, Poitiers and Montpellier Universities and serves as the Scientific Advisor of the International Nuclear Law Association.

Patrick Reyners is the former Head of Legal Affairs at the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), a department of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). He was also Registrar of the European Nuclear Energy Tribunal and Editor of the Nuclear Law Bulletin. He served as Secretary of the NEA Nuclear Law Committee. Reyners has published numerous articles, reports and books on the legal aspects of international co-operation and nuclear institutions, safety of nuclear installations and transport, and management and disposal of radioactive waste and nuclear liability.

Mr. Reyners obtained a Master of International and Public Law from the Paris Faculty of Law, and received advanced specialized education at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, Section of International Relations.


Professor Mahendra Pal Singh


The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata

Prof Mahendra Pal Singh, a renowned Constitutional Law scholar is currently the Vice-chancellor of the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata. Earlier he taught at the University of Delhi where he became Head and Dean Faculty of Law. Before moving to Delhi he taught at Meerut from 1964 to 1970. He was also appointed as a Director of the Indian Law Institute in Delhi.

Prof. Singh has been a fellow and visiting professor at several institutions and universities of international repute. In 1980-1982 and again in 1985 he was Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the University of Heidelberg. He was visiting professor and Head of Law Division at the South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg in 1987-88 and visiting professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Heidelberg in 1991-92. In 1999-2000 and 2001 he was fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg. He was a visiting professor at the University of Hong Kong and the City University of Hong Kong in 1993, 94, 95, 98, 2000 and 2005, Kansai University, Osaka in 2002, National University of Singapore in 2005 and Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi in 2006. In 2002-03 he was fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies Berlin and in 2004, at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. In 2008 Renmin University of China, Beijing honoured him as Visiting Professor for three years.

He has delivered prestigious endowment and other lectures at several universities and academic institutions in India and abroad. His publications include over one hundred papers in different legal journals and edited works and ten books including German administrative law in common law perspective, Freedom of trade and commerce in India, Comparative constitutional law, Legal dimensions of market economy and Human Rights and Basic Needs.