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Mr Frank SCHWABE

Mandates

In the political groups

  • Chairperson: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group since 25/06/2018
  • Vice-Chairperson: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group from 01/08/2017 to 24/06/2018
  • Vice-Chairperson: Socialist Group from 07/04/2014 to 31/07/2017
  • Member: Socialist Group from 25/11/2011 to 06/04/2014

In the Assembly

  • since 27/01/2014 Representative - Germany
  • from 25/11/2011 to 27/01/2014 Substitute - Germany

In the committee(s) and sub-committee(s)

  • Full Member SOC: Committee on the Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights (since 27/09/2021)
  • Chairperson of Political Group: Standing Committee (since 25/06/2018)
  • Chairperson of Political Group: Bureau of the Assembly (since 25/06/2018)
  • Chairperson of Political Group: Presidential Committee (since 25/06/2018)
  • Ex officio (Rule 19.5 of the Rules of Procedure - Chairpersons of Political Groups): Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (since 25/06/2018)
  • Ex officio (Rule 19.5 of the Rules of Procedure - Chairpersons of Political Groups): Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (since 25/06/2018)
  • Ex officio (Rule 19.5 of the Rules of Procedure - Chairpersons of Political Groups): Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs (since 25/06/2018)
  • Ex officio (Rule 19.5 of the Rules of Procedure - Chairpersons of Political Groups): Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (since 25/06/2018)
  • Member: Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs (from 22/01/2018 to 28/06/2018)
  • Chairperson: Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (from 22/01/2018 to 24/06/2018)
  • Ex officio (Rule 44.1 of the Rules of Procedure): Committee on the Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights (from 22/01/2018 to 24/06/2018)
  • Chairperson of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights: Bureau of the Assembly (from 22/01/2018 to 24/06/2018)
  • Chairperson of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights: Standing Committee (from 22/01/2018 to 24/06/2018)
  • Ex officio (Rule 44.1 of the Rules of Procedure): Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (from 22/01/2018 to 24/06/2018)
  • Second Vice-Chairperson: Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (from 28/01/2016 to 21/01/2018)
  • Member: Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (from 23/06/2014 to 20/01/2019)
  • Full Member: Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (from 28/01/2014 to 05/03/2020)
  • Full Member: Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (from 23/01/2012 to 26/01/2014)
  • Member: (Former) Committee on Migration, Refugees and Population (from 25/11/2011 to 23/01/2012)
  • Chairperson of Political Group: Sub-Committee on Conflicts between Council of Europe Member States (since 25/06/2018)
  • Ex officio: Sub-Committee on Human Rights (from 22/01/2018 to 24/06/2018)
  • Ex officio: Sub-Committee on Crime Problems and the Fight against Terrorism (from 22/01/2018 to 24/06/2018)
  • Ex officio: Sub-Committee on the implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (from 22/01/2018 to 24/06/2018)
  • Chairperson of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights: Sub-Committee on Conflicts between Council of Europe Member States (from 22/01/2018 to 24/06/2018)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (from 28/09/2015 to 24/01/2018)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Integration (from 22/01/2013 to 26/01/2014)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Integration (from 30/03/2012 to 20/01/2013)
  • Alternate of Ms Daniela WAGNER (Full Member): Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination (from 22/01/2018 to 15/03/2018)
  • Alternate of Mr Axel SCHÄFER (Full Member): Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (from 23/01/2012 to 09/03/2012)
  • Alternate of Mr Axel SCHÄFER (Member): (Former) Committee on Culture, Science and Education (from 25/01/2010 to 23/01/2012)
  • Alternate of Mr Harald PETZOLD (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Human Rights (from 13/11/2017 to 21/01/2018)

Interventions

Last speeches

24/06/2021 | 16:34:53 President, thank you. In Germany, during the European football championships, there's been a widely watched film called Black Eagles. It's about German Black football players who play in the Bundesliga. Many of them also play for the national team. This film is without commentary. It shows pictures from the past. If you watch this film and see the pictures, you come to realise what Afrophobia means, what racism against Black people means. This is a particularly severe and perfidious form of... 24/06/2021 | 11:35:38 Mister President, In the name of the Socialist Democrats and Greens, I would like to speak about the situation, and I would like to thank for sure Mr Pierre-Alain FRIDEZ for the introduction. We are in a situation that we speak about 70 years of the Geneva Convention and it's very clear. We are in a situation where we will have this Geneva Convention in the future or not. This we have to make very clear. It's not the something a little bit here or a little bit there, the question is do we... 22/04/2021 | 11:45:23 Thank you very much, Madam President, Ladies and gentlemen, We only have important debates here, of course, but we now have the second debate this morning which, in the end, touches the very foundations of this organisation. We have the topical and urgent debate – and I would like to thank the two rapporteurs for their tireless work and for the fact that they have to submit reports here all the time. What some of my Turkish colleagues, at any rate, regard as unfair is that Turkey is always on... 22/04/2021 | 10:22:54 Mister President, Ladies and Gentlemen, I want to address my colleagues from Russia directly. Whatever we think about the geopolitical situation of the last 30 years – and I can understand some disappointments, also on the Russian side, about the geopolitical developments – you yourself committed, in 1996 with Russia's accession, to upholding human rights, the human rights of 144, 145 Russians. That is, so to speak, the promise that you made to the people of Russia with this signature... 28/01/2021 | 09:21:49 Mr President, Ladies and gentlemen, I will continue in German. I am reminded of the film Groundhog Day. Sort of the same theme over and over again and the same attempt to deal with it. At some point one would have to consider whether this is the right way, if the majorities are the way they are, or whether there are not other ways of dealing with the issue. And I want to stress this again, because it was also the subject of yesterday's debate here: despite all the difficulties, all the upset...

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