segunda-feira, 22 de junho de 2015

Queen Elizabeth leads commemorations of Magna Carta

Larry Downing/Reuters

Larry Downing/Reuters

LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II led commemorations Monday to symbol a 800th anniversary of a Magna Carta — but a tellurian rights a request helped bless are during a centre of a complicated domestic feud.

British Prime Minister David Cameron and U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch assimilated a black and other royals for a rite during Runnymede, a riverside meadow west of London where, on Jun 15, 1215, tyrannical King John met discontented barons and concluded to a list of simple rights.

The Magna Carta — Latin for Great Charter — is deliberate a first request of English law and polite liberties and was an impulse for a U.S. Constitution.

It determined a element that a aristocrat was theme to a law, rather than above it, and stipulated that “no giveaway male shall be seized or detained … solely by a official visualisation of his equals or by a law of a land.”

The strange licence was short-lived. King John roughly immediately went behind on his word and asked a pope to cancel it, plunging England into polite war. It was re-issued after a king’s death.

Lynch pronounced a licence “was conjunction expanded nor permanent … though a adoption served as a signpost on a prolonged and formidable march.”

“The beliefs traced behind to Magna Carta represented a judgment that is zero reduction than a grace of man,” she said.

Cameron pronounced it was complicated Britons’ avocation to guarantee a charter’s “momentous achievement.”

But opponents credit him of perplexing to criticise rights. Cameron’s Conservative supervision wants to reinstate a Human Rights Act — whose autarchic judge is a European justice — with a British Bill of Rights, a pierce opponents fear could break pivotal protections.

Cameron pronounced a Magna Carta had desirous everybody from women’s voting campaigners to Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela, who cited it during his hearing in 1964.

But he combined that “ironically … a good name of ‘human rights’ has infrequently turn twisted and devalued,” in an apparent anxiety to present-day domestic debates.

“It falls to us in this era to revive a repute of those rights, and their vicious underpinning of a authorised system,” he added.

Shami Chakrabarti of rights organisation Liberty pronounced Cameron “could give a master category in bare-faced cheek, regulating Magna Carta day to darken a Human Rights Act.”

The 800th anniversary has brought commemorations including a British Library muster that joined a 4 flourishing strange copies of a document, created by scribes on sheepskin parchment.

On Sunday, Britons were invited to lift a toast to autocracy with a crater of tea during “LiberTea” events opposite a country.

And a supervision pronounced a Magna Carta could also be thanked for Britons’ right to a full pint of beer. The licence stipulated that there contingency be customary measures for booze and drink nationwide.

“We should all be unapproachable of a nation’s good story as a brewing powerhouse,” pronounced supervision pubs apportion Marcus Jones. “Therefore it is usually right we applaud Beer Day Britain alongside a Magna Carta today.”


Queen Elizabeth leads commemorations of Magna Carta

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