Third Annual Meet 2014

“Nuclear Energy and Indian Society: Public Engagement, Risk Assessment and Legal Frameworks”

  01 March 2014, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

Call for Papers and Registration


The Nuclear Law Association (NLA) is organising its 3rd Annual Meeting with the specific aim to deliberate on public engagement, consultation and acceptance of nuclear energy projects. The meeting further aims to seek a better understanding of the necessary legal framework for a safe nuclear energy program in India.

Call for Papers

Papers are invited from lawyers, academics, social scientists and the student community. A critical and comparative analysis of process, policy and law is encouraged. The papers must be submitted under any of the identified themes.

The following should be strictly adhered to and submitted in a single Word document:

  • An abstract of not more than 150 words.
  • The abstract should contain the research issues and a description of how the author proposes to address the issues. All in a paragraph format
  • A complete profile of the author. (2-3 lines)


  • Abstract deadline: 1 January 2014: Closed
  • Selection notification: 15 January 2014 (Announced)
  • Final submission: 28 February 2014

Publication Partner

Journal of Risk Research

A special issue of Journal of Risk Research, Taylor and Francis will publish the invited and selected papers.  A total of 5 papers will be selected for publication. Two out of these five papers will also be offered a presentation slot at the third annual meeting of NLA.


  • Public engagement, consultation and acceptance
  • Nuclear energy safety and public discourse
  • Case studies from India on public engagement (comparative studies can be included but must include an India component)
  • Land acquisition and EIA in India
  • Safety regulations and its enforcement
  • Nuclear regulatory institutions
  • Siting, consent and project execution
  • Nuclear liability and compensation

Participation -Registration

Lawyers and industry: Rs 3000/-
Government, NGOs and research institutes: Rs 2500 /-
Students : Rs 1500/-
Registration deadline: 25 February 2014
Maximum Participants: 60

Registration amount waived for accepted papers and paper presenting participants.
NLA and INLA members are offered 25% discount.


A few volunteering opportunities are available for students to assist the organizing team in conducting the Meet.

Interested students may contact the Secretary.


Abstract submission and queries related to paper

Dr R Rajesh Babu, Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata

For general enquires and participation

Els Reynaers Kini, Partner, M V Kini & Co, and, General Secretary, Nuclear Law Association

Subpages (1): Meeting Agenda (2014)
Administrator NLA,
Jan 7, 2014, 8:06 AM