Focus Areas

Reproductive Rights

Our law and policy research, litigation and intervention advances autonomy of women and adolescent girls.

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Transgender Rights

Since 2015 we have engaged in path breaking litigation and law and policy research that shapes the field of transgender rights in India.

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Discrimination & Intersectionality

Our core focus in combating discrimination on the basis of disability, sex, gender identity and caste has resulted in high impact litigation and in depth, insightful social science research on intersectionality.

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Jeeva M. v. State of Karnataka & Anr.

CLPR represented a transgender person seeking change of name and gender in school certificates and pre-university records before the Karnataka High Court.

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KMV Monalisa & Ors. v. State of Telangana & Ors.

In 2018, CLPR filed a Public Interest Litigation before the High Court of Telangana on behalf of transgender rights activists seeking implementation of the Supreme Court’s directions in NALSA v. Union of India.

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Karnataka Rajya Vikalachetnara Rakshana Samiti v. Indian Oil Corporation & Ors.

In January 2018, the present Public Interest Litigation was brought under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (“RPD Act”) challenging the actions of the Respondent No. 1 in the appointment of LPG distributors vide Notification dated 17.08.2018. In its call for the selection of 238 LPG distributors in various districts of Karnataka, the Respondent No. 1 failed to reserve 5% of the distributorships, amounting to 11 spots, for persons with disabilities as mandated under section 37 of the RPD Act. Instead, only 6 positions were reserved which was less than even 3% of 238 distributorships.

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Trans Law Cell

5-6 pmEvery Tuesday

CLPR hosts weekly drop in sessions for members of the transgender and sexual minority community.

CLPR lawyers are available to answer your legal queries or questions, to provide legal advice and to assist with litigation.

No prior appointment or registration is required.

No fees will be charged for this service.

News & Media

Transgender Rights

Madras High Court Reprieve for Three Transgenders

Deccan Chronicle

June 26, 2019

Governance Reform

[Book Review] The stories of our roots


June 20, 2019


Constitutional Culture

Supreme Court by Numbers: Making the Court Work for Us | SC Observer

5.00 PM to 7.00 PM

12July 2019

Discrimination & Intersectionality

Coffee And Conversations | Student Discussion on the Equality Bill 2019

5:00 - 7:00 PM

26June 2019