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[[File:Educational Decree Number 68 (24).jpg|thumb|right|250px|The Educational Decree Number Twenty-Four]]
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|name=Education Decree Number Twenty-Four
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|image=[[File:Educational Decree Number 68 (24).jpg|250px]]
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|creator=[[Dolores Umbridge]]
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|time=[[7 October]], [[1995]]
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|usage=To prevent any student organisation
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|location=*[[Hogwarts Castle]]
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**[[Gryffindor Common Room]]
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{{Quote|All Student Organisations, Societies, Teams, Groups, and Clubs are henceforth disbanded. An Organisation, Society, Team, Group, or Club is hereby defined as a regular meeting of three or more students. Permission to re-form may be sought from the High Inquisitor (Professor Umbridge). No Student Organisation, Society, Team, Group, or Club may exist without the knowledge and approval of the High Inquisitor. Any student found to have formed, or to belong to, an Organisation, Society, Team, Group, or Club that has not been approved by the High Inquisitor will be expelled.|The Decree|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
 
{{Quote|All Student Organisations, Societies, Teams, Groups, and Clubs are henceforth disbanded. An Organisation, Society, Team, Group, or Club is hereby defined as a regular meeting of three or more students. Permission to re-form may be sought from the High Inquisitor (Professor Umbridge). No Student Organisation, Society, Team, Group, or Club may exist without the knowledge and approval of the High Inquisitor. Any student found to have formed, or to belong to, an Organisation, Society, Team, Group, or Club that has not been approved by the High Inquisitor will be expelled.|The Decree|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
The '''Educational Decree Number Twenty-Four''' was the first [[Educational Decree]] created by [[Dolores Umbridge]], [[Hogwarts High Inquisitor]]. It was passed to prevent the formation of [[Dumbledore's Army]],other organisations, clubs, team or societies.<ref name="OP17">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' - Chapter 17 (''Educational Decree Number Twenty-Four'')</ref>
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The '''Educational Decree Number Twenty-Four''' was the first [[Educational Decree]] created by [[Dolores Umbridge]], [[Hogwarts High Inquisitor]]. It was passed to prevent the formation of [[Dumbledore's Army]], other organisations, clubs, team or societies.<ref name="OP17">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' - Chapter 17 (''Educational Decree Number Twenty-Four'')</ref>
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
 
===Background===
 
===Background===
Shortly after their first [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] lesson with [[Dolores Umbridge]], it soon became clear to [[Harry Potter]], [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] and [[Hermione Granger]] that practical defensive magic would not be taught in the class. Instead, a Ministry-approved course of theory would be taught. Minister [[Cornelius Fudge]] was afraid that [[Albus Dumbledore]] would use these lessons to train an army of wizards and witches to oppose him and try to take over the Ministry since he refused to believe that [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] had returned. Concerned that they needed defensive magical skills to combat [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] and his [[Death Eaters]], Hermione proposed the formation of a practical study group to be taught by Harry. The association became known as [[Dumbledore's Army]] and its first meeting took place at the [[Hog's Head]] pub in [[Hogsmeade]].<ref name="OP16">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' - Chapter 16 (''In the Hog's Head'')</ref> Without anyone noticing, the meeting was overheard by [[Willy Widdershins]], who informed Umbridge of the meeting in a plea-bargain to avoid punishment for a series of [[Regurgitating toilet]] incidents.<ref name="OP27">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' - Chapter 27 (''The Centaur and the Sneak'')</ref>
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Shortly after their first [[Defence Against the Dark Arts]] lesson with [[Dolores Umbridge]], it soon became clear to [[Harry Potter]], [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] and [[Hermione Granger]] that practical defensive magic would not be taught in the class. Instead, a Ministry-approved course of theory would be taught. Minister [[Cornelius Fudge]] was afraid that [[Albus Dumbledore]] would use these lessons to train an army of wizards and witches to oppose him and try to take over the Ministry since he refused to believe that [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] had returned. Concerned that they needed defensive magical skills to combat [[Tom Riddle|Lord Voldemort]] and his [[Death Eaters]], Hermione proposed the formation of a practical study group to be taught by Harry, as she had double-checked the rules that such groups were not violations of any kind. The association became known as [[Dumbledore's Army]] and its first meeting took place at the [[Hog's Head]] pub in [[Hogsmeade]].<ref name="OP16">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' - Chapter 16 (''In the Hog's Head'')</ref> Without anyone noticing, the meeting was overheard by [[Willy Widdershins]], who informed Umbridge of the meeting in a plea-bargain to avoid punishment for a series of [[Regurgitating toilet]] incidents.<ref name="OP27">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' - Chapter 27 (''The Centaur and the Sneak'')</ref>
   
 
===Creation===
 
===Creation===
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===Reaction===
 
===Reaction===
This Educational Decree disbanded all of the student organisations, like the [[Gobstones]] club and [[Quidditch]] teams. As such, there was initially some disapprovement from the student body, but as Umbridge eventually reformed said organisations, the main student body was not very affected by it. However, the members of [[Dumbledore's Army]] became upset and speculated that someone had told [[Dolores Umbridge|Umbridge]] about the meeting.<ref name="OP17"/> Regardless, they formed the group and secretly trained themselves in Defence. Eventually, [[Marietta Edgecombe]] betrayed the group, and Umbridge attempted to use this decree to expel all the members of the Army, which failed as Dumbledore took the blame for its formation, and said that the night they were caught was supposed to be the first meetings, as opposed to them happening for six months.
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This Educational Decree disbanded all of the student organisations, like the [[Gobstones]] club and [[Quidditch]] teams. As such, there was initially some disapprovement from the student body, but as Umbridge eventually reformed said organisations, the main student body was not very affected by it. However, the members of [[Dumbledore's Army]] became upset and speculated that someone had told [[Dolores Umbridge|Umbridge]] about the meeting.<ref name="OP17"/> Regardless, they formed the group and secretly trained themselves in Defence. Eventually, [[Marietta Edgecombe]] betrayed the group, and Umbridge attempted to use this decree to expel all the members of the Army, which failed as Dumbledore took the blame for its formation, and said that the first meeting at Hog's Head was not in violation as the decree was yet to be formed, while the night they were caught was supposed to be the first meetings, as opposed to them happening for six months.
   
 
===Abolishment===
 
===Abolishment===
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==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*This decree is [[Educational Decree Number Sixty-Eight]] in the [[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'', as in said film adaptation the Ministry passed many more [[Educational Decree]]s than in the novels.
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* This decree is [[Educational Decree Number Sixty-Eight]] in the [[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'', as in said film adaptation the Ministry passed many more [[Educational Decree]]s than in the novels. As such the message is also different and more compact of the original version:
**As such the message is also different:
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''ALL STUDENT ORGANISATIONS''<br />
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<center>''ALL STUDENT ORGANISATIONS''<br />''ARE HENCEFORTH''<br />
''ARE HENCEFORTH''<br />
 
 
''DISBANDED''<br />
 
''DISBANDED''<br />
 
''ANY STUDENT IN''<br />
 
''ANY STUDENT IN''<br />
 
''noncompliance''<br />
 
''noncompliance''<br />
 
''WILL BE''<br />
 
''WILL BE''<br />
''EXPELLED''<br />
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''EXPELLED''<br /></center>
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* Technically, the students should have been expelled for joining Dumbledore's Army even when Dumbledore himself took the blame and claimed that it was only the first meeting, as it is still a meeting regardless of how long or short it went. Fudge may have spared the students because the decree stated "student organisations", in which this one would not count as it was supposedly formed by a teacher, or that the students were supposedly not aware it was a meeting at the time of invitation, or Fudge was outright too excited to care about the details about students. Regardless, in the film adaption, Umbridge punished the members by forcing them to [[Blood quill|write lines]] for violating the decree.
   
 
==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' {{1st}}
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* ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' {{1st}}
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)]]''
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* ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)]]''
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)]]''<ref name="ED">Althrough not identified, it is most likely seen on the wall along with the others</ref>
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* ''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'' {{Mention}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'' {{Mention}}
   
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[[es:Decreto de enseñanza n.º 24]]
 
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[[Category:Educational Decrees|24]]

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Educational Decree Number 68 (24)
Education Decree Number Twenty-Four
Decree information
Creator

Dolores Umbridge

Made time

7 October, 1995

Usage

To prevent any student organisation

Location
"All Student Organisations, Societies, Teams, Groups, and Clubs are henceforth disbanded. An Organisation, Society, Team, Group, or Club is hereby defined as a regular meeting of three or more students. Permission to re-form may be sought from the High Inquisitor (Professor Umbridge). No Student Organisation, Society, Team, Group, or Club may exist without the knowledge and approval of the High Inquisitor. Any student found to have formed, or to belong to, an Organisation, Society, Team, Group, or Club that has not been approved by the High Inquisitor will be expelled."
—The Decree[src]

The Educational Decree Number Twenty-Four was the first Educational Decree created by Dolores Umbridge, Hogwarts High Inquisitor. It was passed to prevent the formation of Dumbledore's Army, other organisations, clubs, team or societies.[1]

HistoryEdit

BackgroundEdit

Shortly after their first Defence Against the Dark Arts lesson with Dolores Umbridge, it soon became clear to Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger that practical defensive magic would not be taught in the class. Instead, a Ministry-approved course of theory would be taught. Minister Cornelius Fudge was afraid that Albus Dumbledore would use these lessons to train an army of wizards and witches to oppose him and try to take over the Ministry since he refused to believe that Lord Voldemort had returned. Concerned that they needed defensive magical skills to combat Lord Voldemort and his Death Eaters, Hermione proposed the formation of a practical study group to be taught by Harry, as she had double-checked the rules that such groups were not violations of any kind. The association became known as Dumbledore's Army and its first meeting took place at the Hog's Head pub in Hogsmeade.[2] Without anyone noticing, the meeting was overheard by Willy Widdershins, who informed Umbridge of the meeting in a plea-bargain to avoid punishment for a series of Regurgitating toilet incidents.[3]

CreationEdit

After hearing about the defensive magic organisation, Dolores Umbridge used her power as Hogwarts High Inquisitor to pass this Educational Decree on 7 October 1995, which forbade the regular meeting of three or more students without the High Inquisitor's consent. Any student found to be in noncompliance of the Decree was to be expelled immediately.[1]

ReactionEdit

This Educational Decree disbanded all of the student organisations, like the Gobstones club and Quidditch teams. As such, there was initially some disapprovement from the student body, but as Umbridge eventually reformed said organisations, the main student body was not very affected by it. However, the members of Dumbledore's Army became upset and speculated that someone had told Umbridge about the meeting.[1] Regardless, they formed the group and secretly trained themselves in Defence. Eventually, Marietta Edgecombe betrayed the group, and Umbridge attempted to use this decree to expel all the members of the Army, which failed as Dumbledore took the blame for its formation, and said that the first meeting at Hog's Head was not in violation as the decree was yet to be formed, while the night they were caught was supposed to be the first meetings, as opposed to them happening for six months.

AbolishmentEdit

The decree was eventually abolished when Dolores Umbridge was suspended from her post as High Inquisitor and Albus Dumbledore returned to his post as Headmaster following the Battle of the Department of Mysteries, in the summer of 1996.

ReinstatementEdit

During Severus Snape's tenure as Headmaster of Hogwarts, and Alecto and Amycus Carrow's as Deputy Heads during the 1997–1998 school year, this Decree was reinstated to prevent the reformation of Dumbledore's Army and oppress the rest of the student body.[4] However, it did not stop the organisation from returning nevertheless. After the Battle of Hogwarts and Lord Voldemort's reign ended, on 2 May, 1998 the Decree was presumably abolished again.

Behind the scenesEdit

ALL STUDENT ORGANISATIONS
ARE HENCEFORTH

DISBANDED
ANY STUDENT IN
noncompliance
WILL BE

EXPELLED
  • Technically, the students should have been expelled for joining Dumbledore's Army even when Dumbledore himself took the blame and claimed that it was only the first meeting, as it is still a meeting regardless of how long or short it went. Fudge may have spared the students because the decree stated "student organisations", in which this one would not count as it was supposedly formed by a teacher, or that the students were supposedly not aware it was a meeting at the time of invitation, or Fudge was outright too excited to care about the details about students. Regardless, in the film adaption, Umbridge punished the members by forcing them to write lines for violating the decree.

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 17 (Educational Decree Number Twenty-Four)
  2. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 16 (In the Hog's Head)
  3. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 27 (The Centaur and the Sneak)
  4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Chapter 29 (The Lost Diadem)

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