Code Of Hammurabi

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Code Of Hammurabi

Code of Hammurabi

Dates back to about 1754 BCThe code was created in Mesopotamia (Babylon), which is modern day Iraq (also Iran, Syria and Turkey) .

The Code of Hammurabi was one of the first uses of "presumtion of innocence", which we now use today (innocent until proven guilty). The person being accused and the accuser have the right to provide evidence for their case. Which is also used now in Canada.

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"an eye for an eye"Essentially the idea is that if you're trusted with something of someone else's and it breaks or goes missing, then you are responsible. In the case of cattle or sheep trade you must "pay the owner ten times the loss". Or if you are responsible for murder, you have to be "repaid" for what you've done.

Ex. Law #196 "If a man destroy the eye of another man, they shall destroy his eye. If one break a man's bone, they shall break his bone." Ex. Law #22 "If any one is commiting a robbery and is caught, then he shall be put to the death.' The consquences are of equal of higher proportion.

Most of the laws we have today are based off of the Code of Hammurabi. The laws were written down on the diorite stone monument, because of this we were able to take ideas from the code and adapt or modify them to fit our society.


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