The Magna Carta was a historical legal document from Earth history. Laws pertaining to the Human rights of the accused were enumerated in this document.
It was one of multiple legal authorities cited by Attorney-at-Law Samuel T. Cogley at Captain Kirk's general court martial in 2267. (TOS: "Court Martial")
"Magna Carta" was Latin for "Great Charter". It is also seen spelled occasionally as "Magna Charta", although this wasn't the spelling used in the script of "Court Martial".
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