Call for Papers: India’s Nuclear Energy Sector: Business Opportunities & Legal Challenges; Submit by Sep 30

Nuclear Law Association’s 2nd Annual Conference

Nuclear Law Association (NLA), India is organising its flagship event, the annual conference. Full details are here.

Nuclear energy development is witnessing a debate between pro and anti nuclear groups. Along with this, there are host of implementation issues in almost all the new projects that are being initiated.

Energy requirements remain a key factor; however, both the public & the business community feel that the optimism of policy makers must be practically grounded and legally and socially well conceived.

The Second Annual Conference planned as a confluence of lawyers, scientific community, researchers, policy makers’ and the business community aims to critically examine the legal and policy developments in the nuclear energy sector.

Call for Papers

Papers must focus on law and policy relating to the nuclear energy sector and its implications for India. A critical and comparative analysis of process, policy and law is encouraged. The papers must be submitted under identified themes and sub-themes.

All accepted papers will be peer reviewed

The following should be submitted in a single document.

1. Abstract of not more than 150 words. 
2. Complete author profile

International dimension on nuclear energy projects 

  • International collaborative projects
  • Technology transfer and IPR
  • International legal obligation and comparative case studies
  • Export-important control & dual- use technology
  • Inter-governmental agreements versus domestic law – Russia seeking liability wavier

Law and policy relating to private sector participation 

  • Private sector participation in nuclear projects and associated activities – process and hurdles
  • Changes in atomic energy law
  • Comparative case studies

Nuclear Liability and Insurance: Impact on commercial viability of nuclear energy projects 

  • Extent of operator’s and suppliers liability under civil nuclear liability law
  • Nuclear insurance arrangement and pooling
  • International nuclear liability law

Regulatory and Stakeholder engagement in nuclear energy projects 

  • Regulatory and licensing requirements
  • Tools for public acceptance – Lessons from France, Japan, South Korea, US and other countries
  • Public Debate & Hearing – Does nuclear require a different approach to public hearing?
  • Case studies of public hearing of nuclear projects
  • Acceptability of nuclear energy: Socio-economic factors
  • Transparency in decision making and information sharing
Important Dates

Submission of Abstract: 30 September 2012

Abstract Confirmation: 15 October 2012

Submission of paper: 30 December 2012

Peer review response: 15 January 2013

Submission of final paper: 30 January 2013


Individual: Rs 2500/-
Group discount: Rs 6000 (3 participation)
Students : Rs 500/-
Registration deadline: 1 February 2013
Maximum Participants: 60

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

Full details are here.

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