Barbara Lochbihler has a rich practical professional background in human rights work and policy. From 2009 – 2019 she was member of the European Parliament focusing on human rights policies of the EU. From 1999 – 2009 she served as Secretary General of Amnesty International, German section, and from 1992 – 1999 she has followed the UN Human Rights Commission (predecessor of the UN Human Rights Council) as Secretary General of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, in Geneva. Currently she is mandated as independent expert in the UN Committee on Enforced Disappearances. This professional background will allow the students to get first hand inside information on political decision making within the EU system, on capacity and campaigning work of human rights non-governmental organisations and the international human rights system as well.