Public Interest Litigation

BELA has adopted various means to create awareness about environmental laws and to activate responsible agencies in performing their legal duties. It was after a BELA-initiated case in 1997 that the Supreme Court of Bangladesh recognized the concept of Public Interest Litigation (PIL) that enabled millions of voice-less people to access the formal justice system through representative civil society organizations (CSOs) and individual public-interested litigants ….. read more

Core Works


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. 

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 ….:


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


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.


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,…

Read more

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…

Read more

Success Stories of BELA

BELA Photo Album

BELA Videos


Dr. Mohiuddin Farooque

About the Founder

Dr. Mohiuddin Farooque born on 25 June 1954 at Gopalgong, 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. …

What Peoples Say about BELA !