Rizwana Hasan

Rizwana Hasan


Human Rights and Environmental Advocate

I was born in 1968 and am a Bangladeshi lawyer and executive Director of the Bangladesh environmental Lawyers Association (BELA).

I defend human rights and tackle environmental issues. My legal actions have improved the shipbreaking industry regulations ensuring that the ships’ toxic materials have been disposed of prior to landing in Bangladesh. I have secured shipbreakers safer labour conditions.

My legal work also outreaches deforestation and aquaculture regulations.