Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA)

Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA), a non-governmental organization of lawyers was set up in 1993 in response to the global call for movement to protect and conserve natural environment that has strong justification in a rural agronomy based country like Bangladesh.

Founded by Dr. Mohiuddin Farooque, BELA launched its mission in 1993 as an advocacy group of young lawyers. Since then, it has been working out techniques and strategies to accord legal protection to environment and its various resources. The efforts of BELA through public interest litigation have truly sensitized the concept of ‘environmental justice’ in the country that now has special courts to deal with environmental offences.

The organization has adopted various means to create awareness amongst major actors and the common people to activate the great bulk of environmental legislation. BELA has always emphasized on and advocated for wider participation in law making and policy planning to bring in changes in the isolated trend of law and policy framing.

Organisational Focal Person for the SDG Platform

Rehmuna Nurain
Coordinator, Research, Campaign & Advocacy

Communication Focal Person for the SDG Platform

Mr Md Ajmain Adil Nakib
Communications Officer


Postal Address: 15/A (5TH Flood), Road-3, Dhanmondi-R/A, Dhaka-1205
Phone: 88-02-58614283, 58610311
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