About Magna Carta Legacy

The Magna Carta Legacy website celebrates important legal ideas found in the world's most famous legal document, the Magna Carta! The website explains key ideas from the Magna Carta and contains international case studies which trace how ideas from the Magna Carta are recognised in legal systems today.

The 800th Anniversary of the grant of the Magna Carta on 15 June 2015 is the ideal moment to look at the way in which the law and government work in the 21st Century. The purpose of this website is to educate about the law and to explain how ideas central to the Magna Carta are protected or enshrined in law.

Case studies on Manga Carta Legacy will include:

  • Australia - Limits on the Power of Government
  • Fiji - Constitutional Change
  • India - Access to Justice (Coming Soon!)


Content and website development: Nick Clark and Nick Lindeback

Illustrations: Alan Chen

Research Assistants: Will Shrubb and Anusha Thomas

This website is possible due to the support of the Magna Carta 800 Committee!

Download a copy of our Magna Carta poster which has translations and clauses from this historic document digitally coloured.

Celebrating 800 Years since the grant of Magna Carta...

Magna Carta Exhibition - High Court of Australia - 13 May to 30 June - More details...