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Exhibition in the Federal Supreme Court highlights legal history of the United Kingdom and Brazil

From April 27, the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court (STF) receives the exhibition "1215: The Magna Carta Libertatum / 1824: The First Brazilian Constitution", exploring the similarities and identities between the two documents, despite the distance of six centuries.

The exhibition, which is politically, legally and historically significant, is held by the Brazilian Art Museum of the Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation (MAB-FAAP), with the support of the STF and the embassy of the United Kingdom. The Magna Carta was one of the first instruments to regulate power and to consolidate ideas of dignity, freedom and equality. The first constitution of Brazil consolidated the independence and unity of the State and anchored the bases of the multifaceted national identity.

According to the organizers of the exhibition, the Magna Carta remains relevant as an international patrimony that inspired the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations in 1948, and part of the discussions of Brazilian Constituent Assemblies. The document has in common with the Brazilian Constitutions of 1824 and 1988 the moment of rupture with the current status quo. All of them consecrated values that, in their essence, contributed to the progress of civilization.

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