About Us

The Centre for Law and Policy Research (CLPR) is a not-for-profit trust that was started in 2009. The Centre was established in recognition of the need to have a legal research organisation outside of university settings, that engages in law and policy research, supported by strategic impact litigation.


CLPR was established to reimagine and reshape public interest lawyering in India for the 21st century.

First, we understand legal problems in their wider public policy context, and develop constructive solutions using rigorous social science research and analysis.

Secondly, we develop and advance solutions that are grounded in core constitutional and liberal human rights values, which our clients identify to be in their interests.

Thirdly, we are committed to an advocacy strategy that delivers maximal impact through strategic litigation in the lower courts, High Courts and the Supreme Court. We believe in coalition building with civil society groups, engagement in the pre-legislative consultation process and intervention and monitoring in the executive implementation process.

In the last few years, CLPR has made significant public interest interventions in the areas of disability discrimination, consumer rights, and the right to health, the right to education, urban planning and environmental law.

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E-mail us at reachout@clpr.org.in, or fill in the form below for us to get back to you.

*Under Indian law all donations will be 50% tax exempt under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

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Centre for Law & Policy Research
D6, Dona Cynthia Apartments,

35, Primrose Road,

Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru – 560025


Fax/Ph: 080 4091 2112

E-mail: reachout@clpr.org.in