Barbara Lochbihler

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Barbara Lochbihler
Member of the European Parliament
In office
14 July 2009 – 2019
Personal details
Born (1959-05-20) 20 May 1959 (age 65)
Obergünzburg, Free State of Bavaria, Germany
Political party German:
Alliance 90/The Greens
 European Union:
The Greens–European Free Alliance

Barbara Lochbihler (born 20 May 1959, Obergünzburg) is a German politician who served as Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from 2009 until 2019. She is a member of the Alliance 90/The Greens, part of the European Green Party.[1]

Early career[edit]

Between 1992 and 1999 Lochbihler was the Secretary General of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. For a decade from 1999 she served as Secretary General at Amnesty International Germany.[2]

Political career[edit]

After becoming a Member of the European Parliament, Lochbihler served on the Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI), including as chairwoman from 2011 until 2014. She was also a member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) and the parliament's delegation for relations with the countries of Southeast Asia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Within her Greens–European Free Alliance parliamentary group, Lochbihler served as the human rights and foreign policy spokesperson.[3]

Already in 2016, Lochbihler announced that she would not stand in the 2019 European elections but instead resign from active politics by the end of the parliamentary term.

Other activities[edit]

  • Petra Kelly Foundation, Member of the Board of Trustees[4]


  1. ^ "Barbara LOCHBIHLER - History of parliamentary service - MEPs - European Parliament". Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  2. ^ van Haute, Emilie (2016). Green Parties in Europe. Routledge. p. 134. ISBN 9781472434432.
  3. ^ Sagener, Nicole (12 February 2016). "Barbara Lochbihler: "Sklaverei, Menschenhandel und illegale Fischerei in Thailand gibt es nach wie vor"". Euractiv Germany. Berlin. Retrieved 25 September 2017.
  4. ^ Board of Trustees: Barbara Lochbihler Archived 2018-06-27 at the Wayback Machine Petra Kelly Foundation.