Workshop on Practice of Nuclear Liability, Compensation and Insurance: National & International Experience


Gujarat National Law University in collaboration with Nuclear Law Association, India (NLA, India) and TERI University is going to organize the Government, Industry and Civil Society Engagement Workshop on Practice of Nuclear Liability, Compensation and Insurance: National & International Experience.

Date: 5th – 6th August, 2016

Who can Apply?

  • Nuclear Industry, Suppliers & Vendors;
  • Energy Consultants & Researchers;
  • Lawyers; Media; Civil Society; Insurance & Re-Insurance Company.
  • Students and Research Scholars

Aim and Objective:
The aim of the Workshop is:

  • Nuclear Industry, Suppliers & Vendors;
  • To comprehend causes of nuclear accidents and incidents from a technical and regulatory perspective through the accidents in Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, Fukushima and incidents in India
  • To understand the international law relating to nuclear liability, insurance and compensation and the changes that are being sought as part of modernization
  • To learn the legal and policy framework on nuclear liability and compensation in India
  • To know how insurance mechanisms are formulated, evolved and practiced; experiences from OECD, United States and India
  • To hear the voices of stake-holders consisting of operators, suppliers, vendors and the civil society

Themes for the Sessions:

  • Nuclear Industry, Suppliers & Vendors;
  • Nuclear accidents and incidents: A technical perspective. Technical view of the reasons for an accident / incident and causes of such accidents / incidents.
  • Regulatory perspective of nuclear accidents and incidents. A regulator’s role is different in many jurisdictions, and has evolved over time based on experience. The session will review regulatory understanding of the accidents and incidents across the world and India
  • Nuclear liability law in India: technical aspects of liability fixation India’s CNLD Act is seen by many in the civil society as a modern law. However, for business the law and the rules proved to be difficult to understand and has frustrated in undertaking business activities in India. This is a briefing session on CNLD Act.
  • Nuclear industry interaction on India’s liability and insurance law. The session will discuss the concerns and issues nuclear industry (suppliers, vendors, etc – national and international) face in doing nuclear business in India. There will be a presentation of their views on CNLD Act and INIP.
  • International law relating to nuclear liability, insurance and compensation. Session provides a comprehensive evaluation of international nuclear liability law. Three international regimes (Paris, Vienna & CSC) and specific country examples will form the basis of the lecture to understand the complexities in national and international implementation.
  • United States Price Anderson Act and insurance mechanisms covers the Price Anderson law, and will go in-depth on the practical application through case studies and judicial pronouncements. The talk also covers supplier liability in United States and its application.
  • Indian Nuclear Insurance Pool. A detailed overview of the Indian nuclear insurance regime structure that is being put in place through Indian Nuclear Insurance pool will be discussed.

How to Register:
Step I: Pay the Registration Fee at

Step II: Fill the Registration Form at

Registration Fee:

  • Nuclear Industry, Suppliers & Vendors; Industry participants, Working Professional, Nominees of the Company: INR 15,000/- per person
  • Nomination of minimum 4 participants from a Company: INR 10,000/- per person (INR 40,000/- for 4 participants)
  • Students and Research Scholars, Ph.D. Scholars and Researchers: INR 7,000/-
  • Undergraduate students: INR 5,000/-
  • NLA Nominees: INR 5,000/-
  • Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs): INR 7,000/-

Note: The participation fees for industry participants includes a stay at A.C. Guest House, while for others it includes a stay at the Non A.C. Guest House both being on campus.

Registration Deadline:
The last date for registration is 1st August, 2016.

Mr. Jagadeesh Chandra T.G.
Assistant Professor of Law,
Gujarat National Law University
Phone: +91-8128650841

Ms. Harsha Rajwanshi
Assistant Professor of Law,
Gujarat National Law University
Phone: +91-8511188725

Ms. Himaja Bhatt
Student Convenor
Phone: +91-9409545155

Gujarat National Law University
Attalika Avenue, Knowledge Corridor,
Koba, Gandhinagar – 382007

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