The German Supply Chain Due Diligence Law: How Much Progress are We Seeing?

Rapid Response event

  • Wed 19 May 21

    15:00 - 17:00

  • Online


  • Event speaker


  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars

  • Event organiser

    Law, School of

  • Contact details

    Dr Tara Van Ho

Join the ECCHR and the Essex Business and Human Rights Project for an update and discussion of the proposed German supply chain due diligence law featuring some of the leading thinkers and actors in Business and Human Rights in Germany.

We’ll consider: 

  • What does the law do? 
  • How does the law fit into the broader regulatory regime within Germany?
  • What more should the law do?

Bringing together civil society, legal practitioners, academia, and business-minded consultants, this panel will offer a variety of perspectives that should further our understanding of the current status of the law, what we can reasonably hope for the future, and what we should (un)reasonably demand to ensure progress and accountability. 


  • Dr Miriam Saage-Maas, Vice Legal Director, ECCHR
  • Robert Grabosch, Schweizer Legal
  • Professor Dr Markus Krajewski, Chair in Public Law and Public International Law, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • Gwendolyn Remmert, co-founder and director of Sustainable Links
  • Daniel Crampton, Consultant
  • Dr Anna Beckers, Assistant Professor of Private Law and Legal Methodology, University of Maastricht
  • Franca Maurer, German Institute for Human Rights, International Human Rights section.

Moderated by: Dr Tara Van Ho and Dr Anil Yilmaz, co-Directors of the Essex Business and Human Rights Project, University of Essex School of Law and Human Rights Centre.  

How to join this event

To join this event online, please register here.

The event will be accessible via Zoom. Please make sure you have created a Zoom account in advance of joining this event. If you are a University of Essex staff member or student, please follow the instructions on how to create an account

You can view our last rapid response event On Emissaries and Control: Corporate accountability in the aftermath of the Shell litigation UK/NL on our YouTube channel.



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