Miriam Saage-Maaß

Miriam Saage-Maaß

Vice Legal Director and Program Director Business and Human Rights

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 the exploitation of workers in Bangladesh and Pakistan, and against companies trading in cotton picked by 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 consults internationally as an expert in corporate responsibility and human rights. She is a lecturer at the Freie Universität Berlin and joined the Stiftung Forum Recht’s advisory board in 2020.

In October 2016, the German Vereinigung Demokratischer Juristinnen und Juristen awarded Saage-Maaß and ECCHR General Secretary Wolfgang Kaleck the Hans Litten Prize for their strategic approach to ECCHR’s work.

Policy paper

Farce majeure: How global apparel brands are using the COVID-19 pandemic to stiff suppliers and abandon workers

Zur Notwendigkeit eines Lieferkettengesetzes

Recht im Kontext imperialer Lebensweise

Blog post

Ein Lieferkettengesetz – wichtiger denn je

Lieferketten unter Corona: Den Letzten beißen die Hunde

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