- 25 Feb 2021
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Shabnam Ali Death Sentence: Rarest of Rare Case or Was There a Chance for Reform?
For an offence to be the “rarest of the rare”, the emphasis cannot just be on the brutality of the offence, sentencing guidelines also require the State to furnish proof that the accused is beyond reform
This opinion was published in News18 on February 25, 2021.
About the Authors
Neha Singhal is a Senior Resident Fellow 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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