UWI Open Campus Will Hold A Magna Carter Lecture This Weekend

The University of the West Indies Open Campus will host a lecture this weekend, to be presented by former Attorney General Parnel Campbell QC.

A release from the Open Campus says Mr. Campbell will speak on the topic: The Influence of the Magna Carter on Human Rights in St. Vincent and the Grenadines

The lecture is being presented as part of a project entitled: The Impact and Influence of Magna Carta on the Commonwealth Caribbean.

The project is being led by Dr. Hamid Ghany, Senior Lecturer in Political Science and Co-ordinator of the Constitutional Affairs and Parliamentary Studies Unit of The UWI’s Faculty of Social Sciences.

The project involves the delivery lectures and seminars in various parts of the Commonwealth Caribbean and one British Dependent Territory, and the encouragement of discussions that analyse the impact and influence of the Magna Carta on the Commonwealth Caribbean.

It is expected that it will lead to the publication of a book on the impact and influence of the Magna Carta on the Commonwealth Caribbean as well as the infusion of content on the Magna Carta into the UWI postgraduate course GOVT 6005-Political Theory.

The Magna Carta was one of the first documents imposed upon a King of England by a group of his subjects, the feudal barons, in an attempt to limit his powers by law and protect their rights.

The lecture will be delivered this Saturday January 17th at the UWI Open Campus from five in the afternoon.