There is a debt if Hammerabi's Code is fair or unfair.
Hammerabi's Code was the first organized code that was ever written. From his code we know what it was like at his age, but is it fair? Evidence to show that it is unfair (or fair) or vise versa has been found. There is a code that we, in the 2015's can't imagine is the "an eye to eye". "If a man has destroyed the eye of a man of the class of gentlemen, they shall destroy his eye. If he has broken a gentlemen's bone..." -from Hammerabi's Code
But imagine the old ages, would it have been fair?
Hammerabi justified by classes. Slaves are lower, and gentlemans are higher. But would this way of thinking still make it equal? "If he has destroyed the eye or broken a bone of the slave, he shall pay half the slaves price." While, "If a man has destroyed the eye of a man of the class of gentlemen, they shall destroy his eye." This is unfair. Just imagine being a slave and he only pays half the price [of the slave]. This is the same and an example of apartheid. It's not equal and gives higher classes more advantage.
What do you think if Hammerabi would say if he figured out what life would be like to be a slave. He probably wouldn't say the something. Man would know what to be expected but maybe Hammerabi can do a better job on just. Is it really what equal is? To split and justify by classes?
Hammerabi hopefully doesn't care if he becomes a slave because his code is equal.
After Some Time Through His New Life...
No. Hammerabi won't appreciate about his code at all. Would you?
Hammerabi's equality is not what people wish for. Some upper classes might think it's fair but just imagine yourself as a slave. Cut a picture of a depressing slave and glue your sad face on. Look for what you want to change. Now think again, is Hammerabi's Code just?