Focus Areas

Disability Rights

CLPR has been shaping the discourse of disability law in India through its research and litigation.

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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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The Freedom of Marriage and Association and Prohibition of Crimes in the Name of ‘Honour’ Bill, 2022: A Draft Legislation for Tackling Crimes in the Name of ‘Honour’ and Protecting Individual Liberty

Freedom of Marriage and Association and Prohibition of Crimes in the name of ‘Honour’ Bill, 2022 is a draft legislation prepared by CLPR for Tackling Crimes in the Name of ‘Honour’ and Protecting Individual Liberty. It provides the legal framework to prevent, investigate and adjudicate crimes in the name of ‘honour’.

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Jeeva Intervention in Sangama v. State | 1% Horizontal Reservation for Transgender Persons

The Petitioners, an organization working for the upliftment of sexual minorities, sex workers and people living with HIV along with a member of the transgender community, has filed W.P. No. 8511 /2020 (EDN-RES) (PIL) challenging the inaction of the Karnataka State Police to include ‘transgender’ category within its Notification No. 15/Recruitment-4/2019-2020 calling upon ‘men’ and ‘women’ for filling up 2467 vacancies for the post of Special Reserve Constable force and Bandsmen. The impleadment application by Jeeva was filed seeking horizontal reservations to be provided to transgender persons in public employment and provide assistance in the complex legal issues that arise with regard to reservation for transgender persons.

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Independent Thought v. 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.

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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.