Dr. Miriam Saage-Maaß is a qualified lawyer and Legal Director at European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR), where she had built up the Business and Human Rights Program. She has worked on various cases against corporations relating to exploitation of workers in Bangladesh and Pakistan. Furthermore, she is engaged in criminal proceedings against high-ranking managers for their involvement in international crimes, e.g. arms exports from Europe to Saudi Arabia.
Miriam regularly publishes articles on the subject of legal liability of corporations regarding human rights violations in the global supply chain, and is internationally consulted as an expert on the topic of corporate responsibility and human rights.
In October 2016, the Association of Democratic Lawyers (Vereinigung Demokratischer Juristinnen und Juristen – VDJ) in Germany awarded Saage-Maaß and ECCHR's General Secretary with 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. Since 2018 she is furthermore a member of the Advisory Board of the Bonavero Human Rights Institute, Oxford and since 2019 a member of the Co-Circle of the CorA Network. She joined Stiftung Forum Recht’s advisory board in 2020.