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{{Dialogue a-b-a|Bartemius Crouch Sr.|You have been brought here before the Council of Magical Law so that we may pass judgment on you, for a crime so heinous —|Bartemius Crouch Jr.|Father. Father… please…|— that we have rarely heard the like of it within this court.|[[Bartemius Crouch Sr.]] conducts the trial of [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|his son]] and [[Rabastan Lestrange|Rabastan]], [[Rodolphus Lestrange|Rodolphus]] and [[Bellatrix Lestrange]].|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
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{{Dialogue a-b-a|Bartemius Crouch Sr.|You have been brought here before the Council of Magical Law so that we may pass judgment on you, for a crime so heinous —|Bartemius Crouch Jr.|Father. Father… please…|— that we have rarely heard the like of it within this court.|[[Bartemius Crouch Sr.]] conducts the trial of [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|his son]] and [[Rabastan Lestrange|Rabastan]], [[Rodolphus Lestrange|Rodolphus]], and [[Bellatrix Lestrange]].|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
The '''Council of Magical Law''' is a [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] board comprised of a judge, a panel of members and jury, with competence to pass verdict on criminal cases as well as reviewing information given to them by convicted criminals. The Council is hierarchically inferior to the [[Wizengamot]], which is the Wizard High Court. They also employ a number of [[Council of Magical Law guards|guards]] in their service.
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The '''Council of Magical Law''' is a [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] board comprised of a judge, a panel of members and jury, with competence to pass a verdict on criminal cases as well as reviewing information given to them by convicted criminals.
   
Trials are brief, with members being presented the evidence against the accused beforehand. The accused is only brought in to give his testimony before the panel of jurors pronounces judgement. Notably, on the trial of [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.]] and [[Rabastan Lestrange|Rabastan]], [[Rodolphus Lestrange|Rodolphus]] and [[Bellatrix Lestrange]], the accused were denied to provide their testimony before being given a life sentence in [[Azkaban]]. People external to the Council were, apparently, allowed to attend some of the trials, such as [[Rita Skeeter]] (on [[Ludo Bagman]]'s trial) and [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.'s mother|Mrs. Crouch]] (on [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|her son]]'s trial).
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== Description ==
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The Council is hierarchically inferior to the [[Wizengamot]], which is the Wizard High Court. They also employ a number of [[Council of Magical Law guards|guards]] in their service.
   
Most notably, this Council, at the time led by [[Bartemius Crouch Sr.]], Head of the [[Department of Magical Law Enforcement]], was responsible for the deliberation on the [[Death Eaters|Death Eater]] trials in the early [[1980s]], shorty after the end of the [[First Wizarding War]].
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This Council towards the end of the [[First Wizarding War]] and perhaps sooner was led by [[Bartemius Crouch Sr.]], Head of the [[Department of Magical Law Enforcement]], was responsible for the deliberation on the [[Death Eaters|Death Eater]] trials in the early [[1980s]], shorty after the end of the [[First Wizarding War]].
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=== Trials ===
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Trials are brief, with members being presented the evidence against the accused beforehand. The accused is only brought in to give his testimony before the panel of jurors pronounces judgement. Notably, on the trial of [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.]] and [[Rabastan Lestrange|Rabastan]], [[Rodolphus Lestrange|Rodolphus]] and [[Bellatrix Lestrange]], the accused were not allowed to provide testimony before being given a life sentence in [[Azkaban]]. People external to the Council were, apparently, allowed to attend some of the trials, such as [[Rita Skeeter]] (on [[Ludo Bagman]]'s trial) and [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.'s mother|Mrs. Crouch]] (on [[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|her son]]'s trial).
   
 
==Known accused==
 
==Known accused==
[[File:Bartemius trial.jpg|300px|thumb|left|[[Bartemius Crouch Sr.]] presides over the Council of Magical Law during the [[Death Eater]] trials in the early [[1980s]].]]
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[[File:Bartemius trial.jpg|230px|thumb|[[Bartemius Crouch Sr.]] presides over the Council of Magical Law during the [[Death Eater]] trials in the early [[1980s]].]]
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*[[Igor Karkaroff]] - Released from [[Azkaban]] after presenting information leading to the capture of [[Death Eaters|Death Eater]] [[Augustus Rookwood]].
 
*[[Igor Karkaroff]] - Released from [[Azkaban]] after presenting information leading to the capture of [[Death Eaters|Death Eater]] [[Augustus Rookwood]].
 
*[[Ludovic Bagman]] - Cleared of all charges.
 
*[[Ludovic Bagman]] - Cleared of all charges.
*[[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|Barty Crouch Jr.]] - Sentenced to a life imprisonment in [[Azkaban]].
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*[[Bartemius Crouch Jr.|Barty Crouch Jr.]] - Sentenced to life imprisonment in [[Azkaban]].
*[[Rabastan Lestrange]] - Sentenced to a life imprisonment in [[Azkaban]].
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*[[Rabastan Lestrange]] - Sentenced to life imprisonment in [[Azkaban]].
*[[Rodolphus Lestrange]] - Sentenced to a life imprisonment in [[Azkaban]].
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*[[Rodolphus Lestrange]] - Sentenced to life imprisonment in [[Azkaban]].
*[[Bellatrix Lestrange]] - Sentenced to a life imprisonment in [[Azkaban]].
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*[[Bellatrix Lestrange]] - Sentenced to life imprisonment in [[Azkaban]].
   
 
==Known members==
 
==Known members==

Latest revision as of 16:38, July 31, 2014

CouncilOfMagicalLawPottermore1
Council of Magical Law
Organisation information
Leader(s)

Bartemius Crouch Sr. (1980s)

Headquarters

Level 2, Ministry of Magic

Intentions

Criminal court of the Ministry

Affiliation

Ministry of Magic
Department of Magical Law Enforcement

Enemies
Bartemius Crouch Sr.: "You have been brought here before the Council of Magical Law so that we may pass judgment on you, for a crime so heinous —"
Bartemius Crouch Jr.: "Father. Father… please…"
Bartemius Crouch Sr.: "— that we have rarely heard the like of it within this court."
Bartemius Crouch Sr. conducts the trial of his son and Rabastan, Rodolphus, and Bellatrix Lestrange.[src]

The Council of Magical Law is a Ministry of Magic board comprised of a judge, a panel of members and jury, with competence to pass a verdict on criminal cases as well as reviewing information given to them by convicted criminals.

Description Edit

The Council is hierarchically inferior to the Wizengamot, which is the Wizard High Court. They also employ a number of guards in their service.

This Council towards the end of the First Wizarding War and perhaps sooner was led by Bartemius Crouch Sr., Head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement, was responsible for the deliberation on the Death Eater trials in the early 1980s, shorty after the end of the First Wizarding War.

Trials Edit

Trials are brief, with members being presented the evidence against the accused beforehand. The accused is only brought in to give his testimony before the panel of jurors pronounces judgement. Notably, on the trial of Bartemius Crouch Jr. and Rabastan, Rodolphus and Bellatrix Lestrange, the accused were not allowed to provide testimony before being given a life sentence in Azkaban. People external to the Council were, apparently, allowed to attend some of the trials, such as Rita Skeeter (on Ludo Bagman's trial) and Mrs. Crouch (on her son's trial).

Known accusedEdit

Bartemius trial

Bartemius Crouch Sr. presides over the Council of Magical Law during the Death Eater trials in the early 1980s.

By Seth Cooper September 9, 2009

Known membersEdit

AppearancesEdit


Department of Magical Law Enforcement
Level 2, Ministry of Magic
Department of Magical Law Enforcement
Auror Office · Department of Intoxicating Substances · Improper Use of Magic Office · Misuse of Muggle Artefacts Office · Office for the Detection and Confiscation of Counterfeit Defensive Spells and Protective Objects · Magical Law Enforcement Patrol · Hit Wizards · Ministry of Magic Witch Watchers · Department of Magical Equipment Control · Administrative Registration Department · Wizengamot Administration Services · Department of Security · Animagus Registry · Misuse of Magic Office

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