* -The Code of Hammurabi was one of several sets of laws in the Ancient Near East. Some laws: * If a Seignior (Lord or Master) accused another Seignior, putting a ban upon him, but he cannot prove it, his accuser shall be put to death. * If anyone brings an accusation against a man, and the accused goes to the river and leaps into the river, if he sinks in the river his accuser shall take possession of his house. But if the river proves that the accused is not guilty, and he escapes unhurt, then he who had brought the accusation shall be put to death, while he who leaped into the river shall take possession of the house that had belonged to his accuser. * If anyone brings an accusation of any crime before the elders, and does not prove what he has charged, he shall, if a capital offense is charged, be put to death.
If we do we are saying that anyone who murders someone else who is suffering or is in pain has right to do so. Should all people who are suffering and disabled be murdered? Is ones persons life more valuable then anthers because of their pain differences or flaws , we are all flawed in different ways. There is also pain and suffering in every life. Who can decide for another that death would be a more preferable mercy or kindness, rather then continuing life with its pain.
For instance, the fifty-five contract tablets and letters that give an insight into the common dilemmas of ruling an empire; dealing with floods, editing a defective calendar, and even tending to livestock. In 1901 b.c., the discovery of an essential artifact would make its mark in world history. It was deemed the Stele of Hammurabi, named after one of the sixth king of Babylon. This piece of art has made its influenced on various parts of the world, particularly on government buildings. For this piece is known for being one of the world’s earliest documentations of written law.
But if the river proves that the accused is not guilty, and he escapes unhurt, then he who had brought the accusation shall be put to death, while he who leaped into the river shall take possession of the house that had belonged to his accuser. 2. If anyone brings an accusation of any crime before the elders, and does not prove what he has charged, he shall, if it be a capital offense charged, be put to death. 3. If a judge tries a case, reaches a decision, and presents his judgment in writing; if later error shall appear in his decision, and it be through his own fault, then he shall pay twelve times the fine set by him in the case, and he shall be publicly removed from the judge's bench, and never again shall he sit there to render judgment.
I think justice or fairness includes everybody in the situation. That means the criminal should have at least some rights. In Law 21 (Doc D) it says that if a robber is caught in the act of stealing by the owners, the owners have a right to hang him in the very spot he stands. Hammurabi is letting a citizen commit a crime that is ten times worse then what the criminal did and that is anything but fair. On Law 218 (Doc E) if a doctor fails a surgery on a free man he hands are to be severed off just like that.
One of the first known attempts to establish written rules, and the best preserved Mesopotamian collection of laws, is the Code of Hammurabi. Carved on columns of black stone, eight feet high, they were uncovered by a French expedition in 1901. It is one of the oldest, most complete set of laws ever discovered. The Code of Hammurabi was created by King Hammurabi, the sixth ruler in the First Dynasty of Babylon. He ruled from 1792 to 1750 B.C.E.
A Defense of the Death Penalty Louis P. Pojman The death penalty serves as both a deterrent for would be murderers and a fitting punishment for those who intentionally and out of malice take the life of another human being. Retribution: It is sometimes argued that the death penalty serves as a form of revenge for the victims of heinous crimes. For those who argue from this stance, revenge is never the proper method for assigning punishment because it is done out of anger and with the intent of inflicting harm upon another human being. Vengeance itself is not the basis for designating the death penalty. Instead retribution is justification enough, although it may be accompanied by feelings of anger and hatred.
2. Capital punishment are imposed in criminal justice system that treats you better if you are rich and famous than if you are poor and innocent. 3. It is against the God and the ten commandments to put someone to death penalty 4. To kill people who have killed someone close to simply to continue the cycle of violence, it destroys the avenger as well as the defender.
This act of murder has been popular along the years but must be stopped now. According to me, execution of a person is just like legal murder and devalues the respect we place on human life. Along with respect, capital punishment also takes away human rights of the convicted. Capital punishment violates articles 2, 3 and 5 of the
The dilemma that they are faced, is that of saving their own lives and to destroy the boat of the convicts, the reason that this is such a large problem in this scene is down to human conscience. The ability to overcome what you know is morally wrong i.e. killing others. It is made very hard due to the moral humanity and how people always care about others and also don’t want to be left with the feeling of guilt and have their actions held over them for the rest of their lives. In this predicament there were many different solutions; including using the detonator and blowing the other ferry up before the time limit is reached, therefore saving your own life and that of those on the same ship.