Biography

Dr Miriam Saage-Maaß is a German trained lawyer and Vice Legal Director of the European Center of Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR), where she has built up the Business and Human Rights program. She has worked on various cases against corporations, including civil proceedings against German retailers relating to the exploitation of workers in Bangladesh and Pakistan, and against companies trading in cotton picked by forced child labour in Uzbekistan. Miriam is also engaged in criminal proceedings against high-ranking officials, for example in the European arms industry, for their involvement in the commission of international crimes.

Miriam regularly publishes articles on the question of corporate accountability 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.

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