Winter course 2013

Dates: 18-22 November 2013


The objective of the NLA-NLU Winter Course is to,
1. provide participants with basic understanding of nuclear science and technology,
2. expose students the functioning of a nuclear power plant,
3. understand the special nature of India's nuclear energy history and international engagement, 
2. comprehensively equip students to appreciate and critically examine international law relating to civil nuclear energy law, and, India's nuclear law, regulatory process and judicial decisions


- Lawyers, law teachers and researchers
 - Company executives
 - Regulators
 - Legal advisers and counsels
 - Masters and PhD students, 4th and 5th year law students

     Maximum of 30 participants

Fees for 5-day course

1.      Rs. 15,000 per person, including lodging.

2.      Rs. 12,000 per person, excluding lodging.

3.      Rs. 12,000 per person, if 2 people join of a same organization.

4.      Rs. 7,500 for NLAI members, without lodging.

5.      Rs. 5,000 for students (PhD, LLM and 4th& 5th year LL.B), without lodging. (Maximum of 5)

Accommodation is provided on request and will be charged extra for category 4 and 5.

The fee includes transport charge for Narora Nuclear Power study visit and course material.

The above rates are applicable for participants who confirm their enrollment before Friday 25th October, 2013. A 15% increase in all mentioned rates will apply after this date.

 Certificate and Venue

 Certificate will be given to all the participants.
 The Program will be held at National Law University, Delhi

Contact for any queries

Secretary, Nuclear Law Association: Email:

Course Schedule

 Day 1 (Monday 18 Nov):

Introduction & Nuclear Science, Technology and International regulation

Nuclear energy development : Science to technology(a historical perspective + nuclear energy fuel cycle + current NPPs / next gen + economics of nuclear)

India’s nuclear energy program and governance structure

Introduction to nuclear law

nuclear-law related treaties and the role of the IAEA

NPT & IAEA Safeguards

Nuclear trade control & the US-India Agreement, 2008, NSG negotiations and India specific IAEA safeguards agreement

 Day 2 (Tuesday 19 Nov):

Radiation Protection & Nuclear Security

Radiation protection - Basic understanding of the philosophy of radiation protection and the international system of standards.

History/policies/concepts - Convention on the physical protection of nuclear material,(CPPNM), 1980

Nuclear security: International Instruments + 2005 Amendment*

Illicit trafficking and nuclear terrorism (UN)-Convention on the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism*, 2005)


-       Case study – group work

Day 3 (Wednesday 20):

Study visit to Narora Nuclear Power Plant, Uttar Pradesh

Day 4 (Thursday 21 Nov):

Nuclear safety & regulatory systems and structures– international & India

History / policies / concepts of nuclear safety and safety culture

(IAEA) Code of Conduct on the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources*

Nuclear safety conventions: Convention on Nuclear Safety; Convention on the-safety of radioactive waste management and on the safety of and spent fuel management;

Convention on Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident , 1986; Convention on Assistance in the Case of a Nuclear Accident or Radiological Emergency, 1987).

Nuclear regulatory structures and regimes – purpose and reason, its guidelines on effective and efficient regulatory approaches - Comparative regulatory regimes

Best practices in regulation, consent process, comparative studies from other countries, public consultation and involvement

Nuclear regulatory process, regime and structure in India; proposed under the Nuclear Safety Regulatory Authority Bill, 2011

-          Case study – group work

Day 5 (Friday 22 Nov):

Nuclear liability – International & India

International nuclear liability principles + Vienna, Paris and CSC regimes and developments post-Fukushima

Selected country liability regimes, such as the Price Anderson Act, etc, Austrian Liability Act etc

The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Act, 2010 and related Rule

Nuclear insurance – international insurance pools & domestic developments

International law of nuclear transport

-          Case study

Conclusion – dinner event


Stephen G. Burns, Head of Legal Affairs of the Nuclear Energy Agency of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris.

SK Chande, former Vice-Chairman Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB)

Dr. Ravi B Grover, Director, Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI) and Homi Bhabha Chair Professor, Department of Atomic Energy.

Prof P C Kesavan, Distinguished Fellow, MS Swaminathan Research Foundation

Dr. Jitendra Kumar, Legal Adviser, Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India and Expert Member, International Expert Group on Nuclear Liability (INLEX), IAEA.

Dr M P Ram Mohan, Fellow, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

Odette Jankowitsch-Prevor, independent expert on nuclear and international law, and former Senior Legal Officer, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Patrick Reyners, former Head of Legal Affairs at OECD-NEA, Paris and Visiting faculty at Dundee, Montpellier, Tokyo and Abu Dhabi universities.

Y. Ramulu, Deputy General Manager, General Insurance Corporation of India (India's nuclear insurer)

Ambassador Sheel Kant Sharma, served as Ambassador of India in Vienna and Permanent Representative to UN offices including the IAEA and as Governor on its Board of Governors; and is a former Secretary-General of SAARC.

Ionut Suseanu, Senior Legal Officer, Non-Proliferation and Policy Making, Office of Legal Affairs, IAEA

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