Miriam Saage-Maaß is a lawyer and vice legal director at ECCHR, where she coordinates the Business and Human Rights program. She has worked on various cases against corporations, including proceedings against Lidl relating to exploitation of workers in Bangladesh and Pakistan and against companies trading in cotton picked through forced child labor in Uzbekistan. She regularly publishes articles on the legal liability of corporations for human rights violations in the global supply chain and is internationally consulted as an expert in the area of corporate responsibility and human rights. She is a temporary lecturer at the Freie Universität Berlin as well as since 2020 member of the Stiftung Forum Recht’s advisory board.
In October 2016, the Association of Democratic Lawyers (Vereinigung Demokratischer Juristinnen und Juristen – VDJ) in Germany awarded Saage-Maaß and ECCHR’s general secretary Wolfgang Kaleck the Hans Litten Prize. VDJ made the award in acknowledgment of Kaleck and Saage-Maaß’s role in the strategic approach of ECCHR’s work.