British Ambassador Tom Fletcher, center, attends the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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The judiciary needs to be educated to face challenges in implementing human rights in Lebanon, a prominent judge said during a roundtable event to commemorate the British Magna Carta.Head of the Beirut Bar Association Georges Jreij said in a speech that Lebanese lawmakers should better respect the principles of the Magna Carta to save the nation.Fletcher said the principles of the document were universal, and applicable to Lebanon where abuses toward migrant workers, child laborers and women have tarnished its human rights record. He added that the digital era required a new Magna Carta to reflect the "Internet age" and codify liberties involving Internet use and social media.
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