Friday, February 21, 2014

Bill of Rights and Magna Carta valid in Victoria

A document from 1996 from the DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE VICTORIA, signed by the then Director CHRIS HUMPHREYS, answers questions posed as to the validity of the 1688 Bill of Rights and the Magna Carta (1297).

The response is in point form as follows:

  • [1688] 1 William and Mary SESS. 11 (Bill of Rights)c. 11 continues in force in Victoria by incorporation in the Imperial Acts Application Act 1980 (Vic);

  • parts of the Magna Carta [(1297) 25 Edward I. c. XXIX] dealing with the issues of justice and liberty continue in force in Victoria again by incorporation in the Imperial Acts Application Act 1980 (Vic);

See original document below:



1 comment:

Michael Mallal said...

Great if Magna Carta were law in NSW. 2015, the 800th anniversary, not even celebrated in Australia to my knowledge, except for legal elite in Canberra.