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Mr Frank SCHWABE (Germany, SOC)

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)

  • Alternate SOC: Committee on the Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights (since 24/01/2022)
  • Chairperson of national delegation: Standing Committee (since 24/01/2022)
  • Full Member SOC: Committee on the Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights (from 27/09/2021 to 23/01/2022)
  • 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 concerning Council of Europe Member States (from 25/06/2018 to 26/01/2024)
  • 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 concerning 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

24/01/2024 | 17:53:05 Thank you very much, Mister President. Professor Doctor Gubad Ibadoghlu is a professor, a very well recognised professor from Azerbaijan. He should be professor at the university in Dresden just now. He is someone who is credible, who works and who works for the best of his own country, Azerbaijan. But unfortunately, he is imprisoned. For nothing – just for speaking the truth – for speaking about the situation in Azerbaijan around corruption in the political sphere. And he is not alone. They... 23/01/2024 | 17:03:40 Madam President, First of all, I would like to thank Mr Piero FASSINO warmly for producing this report and for taking on this difficult task in this difficult geopolitical situation, perhaps the most difficult in the world because, of course, you can put yourself in both sides' shoes, for taking on this report. This morning I read an interview with Ehud Olmert, the former Prime Minister of Israel, I can only highly recommend it; it's an interview worth reading, which makes it clear that you... 22/01/2024 | 15:42:48 Dear Mister President, I didn't have the opportunity until now: so, congratulations from here, Mister President. And I really want to use the opportunity to thank Mr Tiny KOX. As someone who has a very clear position in the spectrum in the Netherlands, is located quite on the left - I would think so, maybe others in the Netherlands have other ideas - with clear ideas, I think you really represent this Parliamentary Assembly from the middle. You were the one who led the Assembly in recent... 12/10/2023 | 19:32:34 Dear Mister President, Dear colleagues, Dear Government of Türkiye, you should be proud of Osman Kavala. He is a son of your country, an internationally recognised intellectual. If you were here, some of you would leave the room, but if you had been here on Monday, you should probably be proud of his wife, who is sad and brave in the same way. You should be proud of the winner of one of the most important international human rights prizes, the Václav Havel Human Rights Prize. Mr Osman Kaval... 12/10/2023 | 17:49:27 Dear President, dear colleagues, This Assembly is giving today a very clear message. No country - no country - should cross red lines in this organisation. Azerbaijan is not just one centimetre before this red line; Azerbaijan is just standing on the red line. One step more, one step more, and one step more towards the core territory of Armenia would mean that Azerbaijan crossed this red line. This Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe is fed up - this is my impression - with the...

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