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Building Unity in Europe
10 October 1997

Second Council of Europe Summit

France France

Heads of the Council of Europe’s states and governments gathered in Strasbourg for the second summit to focus on how to strengthen the Council of Europe’s work to meet the realities of a wider Europe and build a freer, more tolerant and just European society. They called for increased human rights protection, abolition of the death penalty worldwide, an end to torture, stronger action against racism and greater efforts to ensure balanced representation of men and women in all sectors of society.