The Guidelines for the Treatment of Non-Wizard Part-Humans are a set of rules and regulations governing the treatment of those Magical Beings who are considered to be neither a wizard, nor truly Human. Given some Wizarding attitudes towards Half-breeds and other creatures (such as vampires, werewolves, and hags), the Guidelines may be an attempt to stop discrimination and prejudice against them. Paragraph Twelve deals with the treatment of vampires, and prohibits them from being killed arbitrarily.

Behind the scenes

  • It's unknown when these Guidelines were written. In the 1880s, a special group from the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures killed the vampire Herbert Varney.