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This profile was last updated on 6/3/15  and contains information from public web pages.

Chief Executive Officer

Phone: +88 ***********  
Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association
1877 Garden Avenue
Eugene , Oregon 97403
United States

Company Description: Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA), a non-governmental organization of lawyers, was set up in 1993 in response to a global movement to protect and...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • master's degree , law
    Dhaka University
  • bachelor , law
    Dhaka University
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Web References
Sandee
www.sandeeonline.org, 3 June 2015 [cached]
Syeda Rizwana Hasan is an enrolled lawyer with the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. In professional life, she is working for the cause of environment as the Chief Executive of a reputed national Non Governmental Organization named Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA). Her main focus is to promote the notion of environmental justice in Bangladesh. Rizwana did her masters and graduation in law from the University of Dhaka with distinction. She started her career with BELA in 1993 and till today is continuing with the same organization. Rizwana, an environmental lawyer, has filed PILs on various environmental issues most of which have received favourable orders/judgments. She has fought against vehicular pollution, river pollution, industrial pollution, ship breaking, grabbing of wetlands, cutting of hills, unregulated mining, unplanned urbanization, commercial shrimp cultivation, deforestation, loss of biodiversity and so on. Her cases are redefining the current notion of development that is devoid of environmental consideration. Since she is an anthropocentric environmentalist, her efforts are adding values to conventional human rights movement by bringing in the elements of environmental justice. She places people's legitimate rights at the center of her activism.
The BELA Team | Bela
www.belabangla.org, 28 Sept 2014 [cached]
The implementation wing of BELA is headed by its Chief Executive Syeda Rizwana Hasan. Ms. Hasan is an enrolled lawyer of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh and a member of BELA's Executive Committee.
The Board of Trustees of the ...
apfedshowcase.net, 18 Sept 2013 [cached]
The Board of Trustees of the Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation (RMAF) has announced it's recognition of Ms. Syeda Rizwana Hasan, Director of the Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA), for her uncompromising courage and impassioned leadership in the field of environmental law, stating that, "Her campaigns...
NGO Shipbreaking Platform » Board Members
www.shipbreakingplatform.org, 8 Oct 2013 [cached]
Rizwana Hasan is an advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh and Chief Executive of Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA). She has filed and advocated for the rights and interests of the landless, fishermen, farmers, and other affected communities in cases involving encroachment on public property; air, water, and soil pollution; compensation for land expropriation and other disruptive development initiatives. She received the United Nations Environment Programme's Global 500 award for BELA's outstanding work; the Goldman Prize in 2009; and the Magsaysay Award in 2012.
NGO Shipbreaking Platform » Press Release – NGOs Call on Bangladeshi Government to Thoroughly Investigate the Abduction of Rizwana Hasan’s Husband
www.shipbreakingplatform.org, 14 Mar 2015 [cached]
Rizwana Hasan, who is also a Board member of the NGO Shipbreaking Platform [3], has been fighting for environmental justice in Bangladesh for more than 15 years. She has been vocal against local and international industries whose activities pollute the environment and endanger the health and livelihoods of communities. Rizwana Hasan received the Goldman Prize in 2009 for her work on the shipbreaking issue, which is of particular concern in Bangladesh where toxic end-of-life ships are beached on tidal mudflats and broken down manually by thousands of unprotected workers . In 2012, she won the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay award in recognition of her dedication to environmental justice.
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