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The historical context of Magna Carta and its relevance in the 21st Century
My contribution belongs to one of the three 'Just conversations' held at the 2015 Just Festival, a feature of the Edinburgh Festival.
2015 marks the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, also known as ‘The Great Charter’ – a set of rights governing the relationship between the public and leading authorities. The principles contained in the original agreement provide the backdrop to democracy as we know it and the rule of law that seeks to offers both the protection and freedom required for human flourishing.