The laws and regulations surrounding the illicit trade and consumption of drugs and narcotic substances have recently garnered renewed attention.
While such substances occupy a unique place in contemporary culture and society, it is crucial to understand the policy framework undergirding the laws governing the criminalisation of narcotic drugs and substance users. Join us in a discussion with Neha Singhal as we explore how the NDPS Act needs to transition from being retributive to a rehabilitative and reformative law.
The Criminalisation of Drug Use Under the NDPS Act, 1985
Zoom meeting on 30th September 2020 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm IST
About the Speaker
Neha Singhal is a Senior Resident Fellow at Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy and leads work in the area of Criminal Justice, and is researching on the criminalisation of drug use in India. She has authored the report titled “From Addict to Convict – The Working of The NDPS Act in Punjab”. She was the Deputy Director of the Death Penalty Research Project at NLU, Delhi.
She has also taught courses on legal history and humanitarian law at NLU, Delhi, She graduated from the National Law School of India University in 2008 and completed her Masters in Criminal Justice from the University of Kent, Canterbury in 2010.
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