National Law university, Delhi, is all set to conduct a short-term winter course on nuclear law this week. The main aim of the course is to develop knowledge and expertise in nuclear law.
"The Indian Government will be setting up nuclear reactors for power generations and has got into agreements and collaborations with different countries. There is a need to develop a cadre of trained lawyers who can deal with the challenges faced when the nuclear reactors are set up. None of the law schools in the country have the expertise to deal with the nuclear law and so we decided to open a window for our students," says Ranbir Singh, vice-chancellor, National Law university, Delhi.
The course will focus on providing participants a basic understanding of nuclear science and technology, helping them to comprehend the special nature of India's nuclear energy history and international engagement, to show them the real functioning of nuclear power plant. Besides, the course intends to equip students to appriciate and critically examine international law relating to civil nuclear energy law, and study India's nuclear law, regulatory process and judicial decisions.
"the course would include a trip to Narora Nuclear Power Plant, Uttar Pradesh, where students will be able to see for themselves and understand the intricacies," inform Singh.
He further stated "we will have representatives from organisations such as Atomic Energy Regulator Board (AERB), Nuclear Energy Agency of the organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris and Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), among others."