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. 

Blogs by this Author

  • Why is justice so rare for Pakistani women victims of GBV?

    Challenging norms on gender-based violence in Pakistani courts

    Published on Friday, 24 November 2017

    Punjab recently established Pakistan’s first special court for GBV cases after its judges received ADB training to give women more access to justice.

  • Dam on the Dong Nai River in Viet Nam.

    Asian judges should unite to fight climate change

    Published on Monday, 24 October 2016

    At a time when halting climate change seems impossible, let us work with our judiciaries and become their partners to deal with this crisis head-on.

  • Environmental justice in South Asia goes green

    Published on Friday, 12 September 2014

    “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.