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Dignitaries honour the influential Magna Carta

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The Magna Carta, the world’s most “influential secular document” is closing in on it’s 800th anniversary.

Lord Tom McNally, Minister of State for Justice, outlined the importance of the charter:

“When Eleanor Roosevelt talked about the UN Declaration of Human Rights, 60 years ago, she said this was a Magna Carta for all mankind, and everyone understood what she meant, because the words Magna Carta are synonymous with human rights and civil liberties under the law.”

Representatives from the government, judiciary, church and the world of academia gathered at Runnymeade Meadows, the very spot where English barons petitioned King John to sign up to the charter.