Ever since the dawn of civilization, disputes have routinely erupted between various members, families, factions, and groups within civilizations and between civilizations. In ancient times, disputes would be resolved by crude means, means not limited to the powerful person using brute force to show he was in the right. The stronger person would always have, say for example, the first right to food, to agricultural produce, cattle and to wealth etc. The weak wouldn’t dare pick an argument over the stronger person in fear for their life. But as civilizations grew and advanced over time, a code of ethics and laws began to form.