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Curriculum Vitae

Frank Schwabe, Member of the German Parliament


  • Member of the German Bundestag since 2005 with the Social Democratic Party (SPD)
  • Member of the Committee on Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid
  • Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • Spokesperson for human rights and humanitarian aid of the SPD Parliamentary Group in the German Bundestag

International involvement

  • since 2012 member of Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE)
  • 2014-2022 substitute chair of the German delegation of PACE
  • 2018 chair of the Committee of Legal Affairs and Human Rights of PACE
  • since 2018 chair of the Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group of the Council of Europe (PACE)
  • since 2022 chair of the German delegation of PACE
  • since 2006 continuous participation in the Conference of the Parties (COP) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change
  • Member of the „Climate and Energy“ Network of the Party of European Socialists (PES)

Political involvement

  • Since 2022 Commissioner for Freedom of Religion or Belief of the federal government

  • active in local environmental and climate initiatives since 1990
  • Involved in human rights initiatives and local Eine-Welt-Gruppen - especially FIAN Marl (a local group of the Food First Information and Action Network) and the catholic Eine-Welt-Gruppe in Recklinghausen
  • Joined the SPD in 1991
  • Member of BUND (Friends of the Earth Germany)
  • Member of the Mining, Chemical and Energy Industrial Union (IG BCE)

Foreign languages

  • English (proficient)
  • Spanish (elementary)
  • French (elementary)