Celebrating Magna Carta 800th Anniversary
The Macedonian Chevening Alumni Association (MCAA) in cooperation with the British Embassy in Skopje organized the panel discussion “Conquering civil liberties: From Magna Carta to Carta Macedonia” to mark the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta in Macedonia. The panel discussion took place in Skopje on 22 September 2015.His Excellency Charles Garrett, the British Ambassador to Macedonia and Mr. Adnan Jashari, the Minister of Justice of Macedonia, greeted the panel, while a keynote speech was be delivered by Mr. Mark Gill, Executive Director of the Magna Carta 800th Committee. Mr. Gill, who spoke of the “Value of Magna Carta”, provided a historical insight of how Magna Carta was adjusted through the centuries and paid special attention to its enduring legacy, as well as how it has impacted the shaping of democracy and democratic practices around the world. The panel was moderated by Ms. Ilina Mangova, a Chevening scholar and expert in public opinion and democratic governance. Besides Mr. Gill from the Magna Carta 800th Committee, Prof. Gordan Kalajdziev from the Faculty of Law at “Ss. Cyril and Methodius” spoke of “The Macedonian Magna Carta of Civil Liberties”, while another Chevening scholar Mrs. Natasha Gaber-Damjanovska, PhD, Judge in the Constitutional Court of Macedonia gave her overview on “Are the Civil Liberties Protected?”. More information for this event can be read in the project and events section, on the UK in Macedonia blog and the photos can be seen on the following link.