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Winter Course

Winter Certificate Course on "Nuclear Energy and Law"

Jointly organised by

Nuclear Law Association, India (NLA) & TERI University, New Delhi (TU)

Venue: TERI University, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi

Objective:
The objective of the NLA-TU Winter Course is to:
1. Provide the participants with a basic understanding of nuclear science and technology;
2. Understand the special nature of India's nuclear history and international engagement;
3. Expose the participants to the functioning of a nuclear power plant;
4. Comprehensively equip students to critically examine international nuclear law; and
5. Study India's nuclear law, regulatory process and judicial decisions.

Study Trip to a Nuclear Power Plant
In association with Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited a technical study trip to Narora Nuclear Power Plant in UP is planned. The trip is only for Indian nationals.

Faculty: Senior Legal, Scientific, Industry and Diplomacy Professionals from,

- International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
- Department of Atomic Energy, India
- OECD- Nuclear Energy Agency (OECD-NEA)
- Nuclear Insurance Industry; Research Institutes & Legal Community

Participants (max. 30):
- Lawyers, law teachers and researchers, and legal advisers and counsels
- Nuclear scientists and officials nuclear institutions
- Representatives from regulatory institutions
- Company professionals
- PhD students, and 4th and 5th year law students

Fees for 5-day course
Check the course programme

The fee includes - lunch and tea for the duration of the course, the course materials and travel to the Narora Nuclear Power Plant. Accommodation is not covered.

Accommodation:
Based on request, outstation guests will be provided assistance in getting reasonable lodging facilities near the venue.

Faculty:

Mohit Abraham: Advocate on Record, Supreme Court of India & Partner, Khaitan & Co., New Delhi

Dipankar Bandyopadhyay
, Partner, VERUS Advocates

S Harikumar,
Secretary, Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB)

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

Noriko Endo Project Professor, University of Keio, Japan 

Suresh Gangotra, Head, Safety, Security and Safeguards Division, DAE

Shibani Ghosh, Lawyer; Fellow, Centre for Policy Research

Amandeep Singh Gill, Joint Secretary, (D&ISA), Ministry of External Affairs

Ravi B Grover: Director, Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI) & Member, Atomic Energy Commission

Professor P C Kesavan
: Distinguished Fellow, MS Swaminathan Research Foundation

Vinod Kumar, Author; Fellow, Institute of Defence Studies and Analysis, , New Delhi

Jitendra Kumar
: Legal Adviser, Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India

Peri Johnson
: Director of Legal Affairs & Legal Adviser, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

Dr. Odette Jankowitsch:
Former Senior Legal Officer, IAEA

M P Ram Mohan: Fellow, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) & President, Nuclear Law Association, India 

A N Nandakumar, Former Head, Radiological Safety Division, AERB

Bhaskar Pandit, Chief Engineer, Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited

Y Ramulu, General Manager, General Insurance Corporation of India

Patrick Reyners,
Former Head of Legal Affairs at OECD-NEA, Paris

Ambassador Sheel K Sharma: Former Ambassador of India in Vienna and Permanent Representative of India to IAEA

Kimberly Sexton Nick
: Lawyer, Legal Affairs Section, OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA)

Tyson R Smith
, Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP, United States

Shekhar Sumit, Associate, Herbert Smith Freehills, UK

Wolfram Tonhauser, Head, Nuclear and Treaty Law Section, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)


Course Program

Day 1: Nuclear Science & Technology /  India’s Nuclear Energy Program / and International Institutions and Negotiations

-          Nuclear energy development: evolution - science to technology; nuclear energy fuel cycle; current NPPs / types of technology

-          India’s nuclear energy program: evolution, technology program, governance structures

-          Introduction to international nuclear law, the IAEA – its role and functions -, safeguards

-          Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty & Nuclear Suppliers Group, along with case study 

-          The US-India Agreement, 2008; India specific IAEA safeguards agreement; NSG negotiations and waiver; nuclear trade and commerce

 

Panel  Discussion

Welcome Reception and Dinner event

Day 2: Radiation Protection, Nuclear Safety and Nuclear Security

-          Radiation protection: basic understanding, philosophy, Indian and international system of radiation protection standards

-          Nuclear safety concepts; IAEA Code of Conduct on the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources

-          Convention on Nuclear Safety; Convention on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management and Spent Fuel Management

-          Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material, 1980 and 2005 Amendment

-          Nuclear security: International Instruments + 2005 Amendment

-          Illicit trafficking and nuclear terrorism: including UN Convention on Nuclear Terrorism, 2005

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Special talk: Fukushima accident and changes in regulatory and liability laws in Japan

Day 3:  Nuclear Transport & Regulatory Systems

-          International law of nuclear transport

-          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 process in United States - NRC- licensing process, public consultation, etc.  

-          Nuclear regulatory regime in India; AERB safety, consent and licensing codes; NSRA Bill, 2011

-          Comparative regulatory regimes from the OECD: best practices in regulation, consent process, public consultation and involvement

Case study & group work: Nuclear Energy and Regulation














































Day 4: Nuclear Projects and Environmental and Social Laws; Judicial Decisions in India

-          Environmental law and nuclear projects: statutory consents, Environmental Impact Assessment procedures, public consultation and National Green Tribunal decisions

-          Land acquisition and nuclear projects: Land Acquisition and Resettlement Act, 2014; Rules and the proposed new amendments

-          Kudankulam Judgement of Supreme Court: case analysis

Round Table Discussion: Perspectives from the Operator and Civil Society

Day 5:  Nuclear Emergency Conventions & Liability – International & India

-          International nuclear liability and insurance principles: Paris and Joint Protocol, Vienna and CSC regimes, INLEX activities

-          United States nuclear liability law: Price Anderson Act and case laws

-          India: The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Act, 2010 and related Rules

-          Nuclear Insurance in India: Indian Nuclear Insurance Pool (INIP) and its operation

Case study & group work: Nuclear Liability Law

Certificate Distribution

Day 6: Study visit to Narora Nuclear Power Plant (Uttar Pradesh)

Contact: 

Course Directors:
M P Ram Mohan, Associate Professor, TERI University
Mobile: +91 9212763410 Email: mprmohan@gmail.com

R Rajesh Babu, Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata, Email: rajeshbabu@iimcal.ac.in

General Enquiries:
Els Reynaers Kini, General Secretary, Nuclear Law Association & Partner, M V Kini & Co. Mobile: +91 9821870055 Email: secretary@nlain.org

Rishika Singh, Lawyer; Research Scholar, Email:singhrishika@gmail.com

Accommodation

Based on request, participants will be provided assistance in getting lodging facilities near the venue. Contact: Mr Vikas Bhati, Asst. Administrative Officer, TERI University. vikas.bhati@teriuniversity.ac.in Mobile: +9873249925

 
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