Vision

  • Ensuring environmental protection through due processes of law.
  • Anthropocentric environmentalism that seeks conservation inclusive of the natural resource dependent poor.
  • Community empowerment and protection of natural resources and environmental rights in a just, equitable and gender-sensitive way.
  • Upholding the rights of people, particularly the poor and the women, to their environmental entitlements.

Mission

BELA considers itself an organization that:

  • Believes in and follows a rights-based approach to not only the environment but development in general;
  • Believes in and upholds principles of equity; and Strives to attain women’s rights and entitlements in environmental justice.
  • Developing awareness of environmental rights and entitlements as well as the capacity to make changes in environmental governance through awareness campaigns.
  • Training of various stakeholders, initiating and pursuing policy advocacy through multiple modes, and litigation to ensure environmental justice.

What We Do

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Research, Publication & Awareness Creation

Research, Publication & Awareness creation, and at the same time collects data from selected reputed non-government organizations. For its research BELA uses  satellite images, high resolution photographs, and community testimonies and many more. 
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Public Interest Litigations (PILs)

BELA has a very rich work experience and has had outstanding successes in this arena. It was due to BELA’s intervention that the horizon of Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was opened up by the higher judiciary (1997) by attaching liberal interpretation to the ….:
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Training

BELA has a regular training package on Environment and Environmental Law. More than 400 government officials, 850 local government officials, 1000 judicial officers, 1000 NGO activists and civil society members
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Communications

Policy-makers, both at the political and administrative levels. Local government representatives and the local administration. Special stakeholder groups e.g. solar energy advocates and experts.

BELA News

Mirzapur Lead Extraction

Mirzapur is anupazila in Tangail district. A part of it is covered by forest. In mid-2018, we had identified something is not going right in the deep forest. Hence, some of our employees paid a field visit to Azgana, Torofpur,…

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সেন্টমার্টিন দ্বীপের পরিবেশ ও প্রতিবেশ সুরক্ষায় করণীয়

দেশের একমাত্র প্রবালদ্বীপ রক্ষায় গত ২৩ জানুয়ারী কক্সবাজারের হোটেল ইউনি রিসোর্টে বাংলাদেশ পরিবেশ আইনবিদ সমিতি  (বেলা)  “সেন্টমার্টিন দ্বীপের পরিবেশ ও প্রতিবেশ সুরক্ষায় করণীয়” শীর্ষক একটি মত বিনিময় সভার আয়োজন করে। উক্ত মতবিনিময় সভায় প্রধান অতিথি হিসেবে উপস্থিত ছিলেন কক্সবাজার উন্নয়ন…

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Dr. Mohiuddin Farooque

About the Founder

Dr. Mohiuddin Farooque born on 25 June 1954 at Gopalganj, Bangladesh. His father’s name is late Hemayet Ahmed and mother’s name is Mrs. Anwara Ahmed. He was awarded Ph.D degree on International Law from Manchester University in 1985. The title of his Ph.D thesis was Non-navigational Uses of the Waters of International Rivers: Rights of Riparian States-Extent & Limits. He has 69 publications including 7 books. …
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