“ … it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should be protected by the rule of law,” Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948

BIHR’s Director, Stephen Bowen, is delighted to have been invited to deliver the final lecture of the Alexander Centre Series as part of the Faversham Magna 800 Celebrations. The lecture, which takes place on Thursday 25 June 2015 is free to attend, further information can be found here

In a world in which Kings, Barons and Popes are no longer assumed to be the political masters, Stephen will explore how the international protection of universal human rights is the living legacy of Magna Carta.

Faversham is joining with cities and towns across the UK to commemorate the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta by King John in 1215. This ‘Great Charter’, the foundation stone of democracy has brought freedom to people all over the world and has inspired a number of other documents including the US Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

You can find more information about Faversham’s Magna Carta 800 celebrations here and the series leaflet here.