Thursday, June 21, 2007

Hammurabi Code Assignment

Dear All,

Please continue with the selected areas of law within the Code of Hammurabi. As we did it in class with relatively few articles, I expect to hear comprehensive analyses of the selected areas. These analyses must appear in written form, however, there is no requirement for these to be of paper quality.
Those of you who missed the session in question are advised to join the existing substantive groups and contribute to the assignment.


1 comment:

Manera said...

Code # 3:

If any one bring 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.


This code mean that if you charge someone of guilty of a fault or charge someone on wrongdoing about criminal case but if you cannot prove to show any evidence that can put burden on defendant . Therefore he will be put o death. The desirable of code # 3 is trying to promote that you must have enough evidence to say someone is a guilty and this code # 3 is also want to give attention to people that don't falsely charge someone of committing with capital crime because there is punishment for saying someone is guilty without prove, and that punishment is to put you to death.
It we talking about human rights, according to Universal Declaration of Human Rights on article 3 said that "Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person" and article 5 said that " No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. " so we can see clearly that the punishment on Hammurabi code is very cruel and inhuman, because just saying someone is guilty is not a really big mistake that have take off his the plaintiff's life if what he said was wrong. Sometimes people did see someone is committing but just he doesn't have enough ability to prove it or to fine evidence so that person just file the complain to the court for help to find justice, but in contract, in Hammurabi code give no right to citizen for security. From my point of view I think that this code will make society disorder, because people will be getting fear of telling someone is committing a crime when they don't have evidence even that was real happed. Imagine if someone is an expert of killing or committed any crime he will never left any evidence unless there is a investigation so normal people wont have such ability to investigated unless the authority of the state.