About Us

Centre for Law and Policy Research (CLPR) is a non-profit organization based in Bangalore. CLPR aims to promote public policy research, litigation and legal education. As part of its policy work, the CLPR has initiated projects in the form of pre-legislative recommendations to proposed legislations. The Centre also undertakes intensive research tailored to author text books suitable for law students. CLPR is also involved in certain litigation work in the High Court of Karnataka, Supreme Court and the sub-ordinate courts. As part of its litigation work, the Centre has taken up matters, mainly by way of public interest, in the areas of disability law, environment, public health and urban infrastructure development law.

Recent Publications


  • ANNOUNCEMENT: CLPR's new office space!

  • Identifying Gender: Thoughts on Implementation of the NALSA judgment
  • By recognizing the third gender, and most importantly, an individual’s choice to decide one’s own gender, the Supreme Court has recognized in theory, what has been denied in practice: the equal rights of the transgender community as citizens of India. The following blog post, aims to trace the evolution of this discourse beginning from Naz and Koushal and then will go on to examine the possible mechanisms by which this judgment could be implemented.

  • CLPR & CIS Report on Enabling Elections: Making the 2014 General Elections Participatory and Accessible for Voters with Disabilities
  • In light of the upcoming 2014 Lok Sabha elections, CLPR in collaboration with the Centre for Internet and Society, has prepared a Report titled “Enabling Elections: Making the 2014 General Elections Participatory and Accessible for Voters with Disabilities”. This Report addresses the barriers that voters with disabilities face during elections and recommends solutions for the same


  • Constitutionality of the RTE Act: CLPR at the Supreme Court
  • In a second round of litigation in the Supreme Court around the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 (“RTE Act”), a group of private unaided educational institutions have filed a petition in Pramati Education Trust and Ors vs. Union of India, wherein they have challenged the 93rd and 86th Constitutional amendments which brought in Art. 15 (5) and Art. 21 A, as being violative of the basic structure of the Constitution



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