As we celebrate the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta there are many attempts to read the Magna Carta through a modern lens, applying our contemporary values and understandings to the ancient document. As a counterpoint, the Honourable James Spigelman AC QC offered some timely insights into the medieval context of the Magna Carta at an event in the Banco
Speaking to an event at the Constitution Centre of Western Australia, former Justice of the Supreme Court of Western Australia, the Hon Nicholas Hasluck AM, has produced a thought provoking paper which starts with the Magna Carta and leads into a discussion about legalism and judicial activism. A very interesting read in examining what the rule of law stands for
Interview with Committee member, Malcolm Stewart, about the rule of law, Magna Carta and its importance to us today: [View the story “Interview about Magna Carta on ABC 702” on Storify]
Papers from the Magna Carta Symposium from May are now all available to download. Download the papers by clicking the presenters name. Professor Nicholas Cowdery AM QC spoke about the relevance of the Magna Carta in shaping our understandings of the rule of law, separation of powers, democracy, the presumption of innocence, and the concept of no taxation without representation.
St James’ Church on King Street, Sydney, is holding an ecumenical church service to mark the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta. The service will be held on Sunday, 14th June 2015, at 3pm. An address will be given by the Chairman of the Magna Carta Committee, Nicholas Cowdery, AM, QC. The Magna Carta Committee of the Rule of Law
The University of London is running a MOOC – a massive open online course – on the Magna Carta. The course is free and runs over six weeks, exploring the question – what does Magna Carta really mean? Participants will engage in material delivered by staff from Royal Holloway’s Department of History and other guest speakers, engaging with world leading