February 23rd 2015 is the 799th and 8 month anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta. This non anniversary is being used by the government to host The Global Law Summit “a unique opportunity to explore what the future holds for global business and the rule of law”.
Magna Carta represents the oldest historical commitment to equal access to justice in Britain. We are here to remind the Government of its duty to provide access to justice for all, and not merely to the rich. The Justice Alliance is marking the non anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta with #NottheGlobalLawSummit.
The Global Law Summit is silent on the effects of the attacks on access to justice and by extension the rule of law. This back slapping corporate jamboree partly funded by the Ministry of Justice comes at a time when the same department has waged a slash and burn campaign on advice and representation leaving people without deep pockets unable to get justice in court.
We cordially invite you to join our Relay for Rights from Runnymede on 21st February which ends with an assembly at the Not the Global Law Summit event at Old Palace Yard, Westminster at 1pm on 23rd February.
Relay for Rights from Runnymede at 12 noon on 21st February
Saturday Day One – Runnymede to Hampton Court
Sunday Day Two – Hampton Court to Putney
Monday Day Three – Putney to Westminster
We welcome representatives of groups and individuals committed to fighting for access to justice and the real meaning of the rule of law. Come for a mile or so in your wellies or walking shoes, or join the assembly in Westminster, whatever you can do we look forward to seeing you.
Travel Details to Runnymede From London From London – London Waterloo to Egham 20 and 50 minutes past the hour – the journey takes 42 minutes. From Egham – Bus 71 at 28 and 58 minutes past the hour from Church Road 2 minutes
Come from Egham train station https://firstname.lastname@example.org,-0.5468419,17z The bus takes approximately 12 minutes to get to Runnymede and so the best train to catch is the 10.20 am from London Waterloo which allows you to catch the 11.28 am bus from Egham station