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The International Bar Association will mark the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta with three conferences taking place in 2015.

The first of these essential one-day conferences takes place at The University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa on the 16th May 2015. The conference will focus on the role of lawyers in preserving democracy; challenges to judicial independence; preserving limits on government power and achieving equality. The Chief Justice of South Africa, Hon. Moegeng Mogoeng, will provide the Keynote Address, and many other top judges, lawyers and businesspeople from Africa and elsewhere will participate in the panels.

The idea that all are subject to the law, including kings and presidents, had its origin in Magna Carta. As the basis of the Rule of Law, this historic document was instrumental in the development – and is crucial to the on-going realisation – of the principle aims and objectives of the International Bar Association.

To register your interest for the conference and to receive further information as it becomes available, click here.

The other two conferences will take place in New Delhi, India On the 6th November 2015. If you would like to register for this conference, click here.

The final conference will take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on the 12th November 2015, Click here to register your interest.

Who should attend:
Lawyers in private practice, lawyers in government, in-house counsel, international business professionals and legal academics from across the world

Click here to watch Magna Carta 800th Committee Chairman, Sir Robert Worcester, discuss the legacy of Magna Carta today.

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