Rule of Law

This page contains links to do with the Magna Carta and the Rule of Law

The LexisNexis Australia Rule of Law publication celebrates the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta.

In particular, page 23 has a piece on the New Zealand Magna Carta Committee. Click here to view. Click here to view.

Los Angeles Review of Books on Magna Carta

Stephen Rohde from lareviewofbooks.org reviews Magna Carta and the Rule of Law, In the Shadow of the Great Charter : Common Law Constitutionalism and the Magna Carta and King John and the Road to Magna Cartaand Magna Carta : The Foundation of Freedom 1215–2015. Click here to view.

UK Prime Minister David Cameron calls for an overhaul of British Human Rights Laws

Prime Minister David Cameron has called for an overhaul of British human rights laws as he marked the 800th anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta at a ceremony led by Queen Elizabeth II. The piece is available here.

Canada’s Speaker of the Senate on the Magna Carta and human rights

In this brief section, Speaker Kinsella details the influence of the Magna Carta on human rights today. You can find it here.

The Magna Carta – Early Defender of the Rule of Law

In this blog post  Robert G. Lapper the CEO of The Law Society of Upper Canada looks at how the Magna Carta has shaped and continues to shape the rule of law and the The Law Society of Upper Canada’s role in upholding it. Available here.

Australian Liberal Democratic Party Senator on the Magna Carta

In this 11 minute video the Liberal Democratic Senator David Leyonhjelm (New South Wales) talks about the presumption of innocence, and the importance of the Magna Carta as a basis of the rule of law in Australia on the 12th of February 2015. You can watch it by clicking here.

Te Ara Encyclopaedia of New Zealand: Judicial system

This entry gives a good overview of the history of the courts of NZ and how the current judicial system is organised. You can read it here.

New Zealand Centre for Political Research: Undermining the Rule of Law

This article by Muriel Newman reviews and critically assesses a briefing paper that argues nothing is more important to the preservation and enjoyment of the freedoms we take for granted than the protection of the Rule of Law. You can read it here.

University of Otago Law Library Blog on Magna Carta and the Rule of Law

This blog post from the University of Otago looks at Magan Carta and the Rule of Law. It also highlights the display of statutes and texts at the Sir Robert Stout Law Library which represent some of the changes to Magna Carta over time.

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