Magna Carta and the rule of law

Eight hundred years ago this charter was sealed by King John and it expressed the importance of the rule of law, the importance that nobody should have their liberty taken away except with fair trial conducted by their equals. Understanding the origins of the Magna Carta and its continued relevance to law and institutions and…

Viktor Orban angry at EU’s criticism of Hungary’s democratic values

In an unusual visit to the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban launched a sharp attack on MEPs after they criticized the state of democracy in Hungary. Orban strongly defended his government’s record as the Parliament presented a report calling Budapest to remove constitutional changes that some claim limit democracy…