The Center for Law and Policy Research (CLPR) is a not-for-profit organization founded in the year 2009 by Jayana Kothari and Sudhir Krishnaswamy in Bangalore, Karnataka.
The reason for the establishment of this organization was to be an organization to conduct legal research dedicated to the rule of law and to protect constitutional values.
The purpose of CLPR is to maintain and promote legal education and public research policy by keeping an eye on the law and address situations that raise concerns for discrimination and inequality and create policies using meticulous social science research and analysis.
The team of CLPR consists of lawyers and advocates who work for the welfare of society and the underprivileged. It also consists of academicians and research organizations with whom they collaborate on various projects to make considerable scholarly contributions to matters related to law and policy.
CLPR tries to understand the origins of our Constitution and tries to assess its evolution through all these years through the medium of research and citizen education.
CLPR has prompted that administration, which leads to a sustainable environment, is crucial in improving the quality of life of the citizens in the country.
CLPR, through its research and litigation practice, has been influencing the discussion of the law of disability in India.
The policy research, law, litigation, and interference of CLPR accelerates the self-determination in women and adolescent girls. The main focus of this organization is on the law which prohibits child marriage.
CLPR works on the research and policy work on the laws which relate to the violence against women, which includes sexual harassment at the workplace, reformation of laws related to rape, etc.
CLPR has been providing legal support and creating awareness in the public areas regarding transgender rights.
CLPR’s primary focus on coping with discrimination based on sex, gender identity, disability, and caste resulted in high impact litigation and penetrating social science research on intersectionality.
Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 is a bankruptcy law in India that seeks to consolidate the existing framework by creating a single law, which was framed due to the tremendous increase in the no. of cases for insolvency and bankruptcy
The current issue on the Maratha Reservation started as a state ordinance promulgated by the Maharashtra government on 9th July, 2014 granting 16% reservation in educational institutions and public employment services.