Bangladeshi lawyer wins Pro Bono Award

Staff Correspondent

11 November, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Bangladeshi lawyer wins Pro Bono Award

Supreme Court lawyer Ishrat Hasan, also a human rights activist, has won the prestigious IBA Pro Bono Award. She is the first recipient of the award in the country’s history.

The young Bangladeshi lawyer received the award from the International Bar Association at a conference in London on Monday night.

Ishrat was nominated for the award for her excellent contribution to the protection of the rights of the people of Bangladesh, especially the poor, disadvantaged and marginalised, and for the protection of the legal rights of women and children.