Draconian code

Related to Draconian code: Draconian Laws
a code of laws made by Draco. Their measures were so severe that they were said to be written in letters of blood; hence, any laws of excessive rigor.

See also: Draconian

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Hittite Code of the Fourteenth Century also had the death penalty so was Draconian Code of Athens in Seventh Century B.
In fact, the Draconian code suggested execution as the punishment for most misbehaviour.
A draconian code of conduct was introduced for all members to abide by but, even though the meetings were chaired by two different officers - Stuart Johnson and Eddy Jones - they have been consistent in being selective over who is allowed to comment.