Irum Ahsan

Senior Counsel, Office of the General Counsel, ADB

Irum is an active member of Law and policy Reform team of ADB's legal department. Her work includes strengthening environmental and climate change adjudication and enforcement with the higher judiciaries of South Asia. An advocate for gender consciousness and for women’s rights, she completed her legal education at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and is licensed to practice law in the High Courts of Pakistan. 

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Environmental justice in South Asia goes green

“The law hath not been dead, though it had slept.” When Shakespeare wrote those lines, he never knew that many, many years down the road, he may actually be referring to the enforcement of environmental law by the judiciary around the world. 

Irum Ahsan