First Annual Conference 2012

"Nuclear Energy Development in India: Role of Law & Legal Institutions"
New Delhi

                                                                                                                        15 - 17th Feb 2012 : Student Program
                                                                                                                        18th Feb 2012 : Conference Day

About Conference

One of the main aims of NLA is to engage stakeholders relating to the peaceful use of nuclear energy. The first annual conference will be a confluence of the legal community, policy makers, industry, civil society, and non-governmental organizations. The purpose is to discuss the role of law and legal institutions in India with respect to nuclear energy development. 

All papers must focus on law relating to the nuclear energy sector and its implications for India.  Critical and comparative analysis of process and law is encouraged. The papers must be submitted under identified themes.  The sub-themes are mentioned by way of example only.

Interested participants are requested to send an abstract of not more than 300 words to the Secretary, NLA. All accepted papers will be peer reviewed.

I. Nuclear Polity, Law and Governance 
  • Nuclear decision-making and the Parliament of India 
  • International Nuclear Energy Politics and India 
  • Role of the states and nuclear energy development
II.Nuclear Regulatory Process
  • Nuclear regulatory structure 
  • Public Involvement in the nuclear regulatory process 
  • Regulatory independence and accountability 
III.Nuclear Liability and Compensation Law
  • International nuclear liability law 
  • Nuclear liability law in India

Important Dates

   Submission of Abstract:           Closed
   Confirmation:                          Completed
   Submission of draft:                   Completed
   Peer review:                               Completed
   Submission of final paper:            Completed
    Publication:                                 Published

Registration for Conference
   Individual:              Rs 1000
   Group discount:     Rs 2500 (3 participation)
   Students :             Rs 250

Maximum Participants: 55
Registration amount is waived for paper presenting participants. NLA and INLA members are offered 25% discount.

Publication & Supporting Journal
NLA is pleased to announce its tie up with International Journal of Nuclear Law (IJNucL), an internationally peer reviewed journal published by Inderscience Publishers, UK.

5 invited papers and 5 selected papers from the conference will be published as a special issue journal. The publication will be released during the conference.

Conference Venue
India Islamic Cultural Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi

NLA will facilitate accommodation in New Delhi at reasonable rates. Interested participants are requested to contact organizers much in advance.


Els Reynaers
    Nuclear Law Association 
    6/39 Jungpura-B
    New Delhi - 110 014, INDIA

Student Program 

The NLA believes that the involvement of young researchers is an important step towards fulfilling its objectives of promoting knowledge sharing and influencing policy formulation.

The NLA is committed to providing an energetic platform to law students to give their insights on the interaction of law and India’s nuclear energy expansion. To this end, the NLA is organizing a debate for law students.

The Nuclear Law Parliamentary Debate, 2012

As part of the main student event for the 1st Annual Conference, the First Nuclear Law Parliamentary Debate is being organized by the NLA in collaboration with the Jindal Global Law School ( 

Prestigious universities from across India are expected to participate in the event.


February 15th - 17th, 2012


Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat 


All participants would be provided with accommodation and meals for the duration of the competition at the campus of the Jindal Global Law School.

Registration details

The registration details, rules and regulations of the competition and a more detailed scheduled will be put up on the NLA and Jindal Global Law School website in due course.