Gert Weisskirchen is a German politician, member of Social Democratic Party of Germany. He was a member of the Bundestag from 1976 to 2009. At the time of the debate, he was a member of the executive committee of the SPD faction and spokesperson on Foreign Policy of the Parliamentary Group of German Socialdemocrats. From 1994 to 2009 he was on the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), where he was Chairman of the Committee for Humanitarian Affairs and Human Rights. He was then to 2005 Vice President of the Parliamentary Assembly. From 2005 to 2008, Weisskirchen was Personal Representative of the OSCE chairman on anti-Semitism.