Magna Charta 800 years of the Rule of Law
800 Years Of Protecting Rights
800 Years of the Rule of Law
Charter of the Common Man
ABA will publish Magna Carta and the Rule of Law to commemorate Magna
Carta's 800th Anniversary.
Carta and the Rule of Law is a compilation of essays examining Magna
Carta’s influence on yesterday and today based on the most current
knowledge and research.
book begins with a foreword by former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’
distinguished scholars from around the world analyze a host of topics, including
the historical background leading up to the Charter, the impact of Magna Carta
on the United States, its relationship to civil law, and its importance with
respect to the rule of law.
Carta and the Rule of Law includes topics that have not been closely
examined before, such as Magna Carta’s relation to women’s rights and its
impact on international law.
of Magna Carta's most interesting progeny, the Charter of the Forests is also
to as the Charter of the Common Man, the Forests Charter disforested
significant parts of England thus allowing ordinary citizens access to lands
that had been declared to be "forests" by King John and the barons and
increased the uses permitted of the remaining forests.