Our law and policy research, litigation and intervention advances autonomy of women and adolescent girls.Read More
Since 2015 we have engaged in path breaking litigation and law and policy research that shapes the field of transgender rights in India.Read More
Dr. Akkai Padmashali & Ors vs. Union of India
CLPR represented Dr. Akkai Padmashali, Uma Umesh, and Suma M in the Supreme Court to challenge Section 377 of the IPC. The Supreme Court held Section 377 as unconstitutional to the extent that it criminalised consensual sexual activity of any kind between adults. It was further held that the provision was manifestly arbitrary and violative of an individuals right to autonomy.Read More
Joseph Shine vs. Union of India
CLPR represented the intervenor Vimochana in the Supreme Court and challenged the constitutionality of the offence of adultery under Section 497 of the IPC. We argued against adultery as an offence by invoking the fundamental right to privacy and argued that the right to intimate association is a facet of privacy which is protected under the Constitution. The Supreme Court unanimously struck down Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code as being violative of Articles 14. 15 & 21 of the Constitution.Read More
Independent Thought vs Union of India
CLPR appeared on behalf of the Child Rights Trust before the Supreme Court challenging Exception 2 to Section 375 of the IPC to the extent of its applicability in case of minor girls. The court held that the exception violates Article 14, 15 and 21 and is inconsistent with POCSO. The court noted that child marriage is an abhorrent practice that severely impacts the health and well being of children.Read More
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.
3.00 P.M to 5.00 P.M
10.30 AM to 12.30 AM