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 and Communication Focal Person for the SDG Platform
Coordinator, Research, Advocacy & Campaign
Postal Address: 15/A (5TH Flood), Road-3, Dhanmondi-R/A, Dhaka-1205
Phone: 88-02-58614283, 58610311
Social Media: Facebook
PARTNER’S RESPONSE ON COVID-19
BELA response on COVID-19 related activities
BELA has taken precautionary measures from the very beginning of COVID-19 outbreak for its all staffs. Staff were instructed to use hand sanitized at the work place and the supply made available