On June 15, 1215, King Juan I of England was forced to sign a document of transcendental historical importance: The Magna Carta. This document, due to being the first legal text that granted individual liberties to people within the framework of a Rule of Law, became the most influential and far-reaching legal text in history, as well as in the cornerstone of Classic Constitutionalism.

For this reason, Libertad y Desarrollo together with Círculo Acton Chile, are commemorating the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta. For the occasion, a select group of academics will reflect on its importance and transcendence from a legal, historical and philosophical perspective.


MARISOL PEÑA, Minister of the Constitutional Court

JOSÉ MANUEL DÍAZ, academic UDD, Doctor of Law from the University of Oxford.