Call for Papers: Nuclear Law Association’s 3rd Annual Meeting; Submit by Jan 1

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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
Selection notification: 15 January 2014
Final submission: 28 February 2014


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.

The participation form is HERE.

The full details are HERE.


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

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