Head: Prof. Vijender Kumar
The Centre was established to facilitate greater engagement with family law concerns, especially in their practical application. It undertakes projects to address pressing policy issues like, the validity of pre-nuptial agreements, matrimonial property law, parental responsibility and the adoption of a uniform civil code. The Centre is also involved in research on effective and sensitive methods of resolving family disputes.
The Centre completed, in November 2013, a collaborative research project with the University of Western Ontario, Canada, on Non-Resident Indian Marriages: The Need for a New Legal Regime, funded by Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, New Delhi. It also organised a national workshop on the same theme, in February 2013.The Centre is, now, planning a policy initiative that addresses the problem of trafficking through marriage.