1215: The Magna Carta

One of the most important steps in the history of human rights was the Magna Carta. In
1215, the Magna Carta, which is translated to “The Great Charter” was released by King
John of England. This document, was an important transformation in the world of human
rights because it esserted that the king was also subjected to the laws. Many articles in
the Magna Carter are no longer valid to modern times; though, the charter still embraces
important principles such as the right to justice and a fair trial.

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