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* The [[Wizarding school#Known wizarding schools|eleven wizarding schools]] worldwide
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* [[International Warlock Convention]] (possibly)
 
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The '''International Confederation of Wizards''' is the wizarding version of the [[wikipedia:United Nations|United Nations]]. British seats on the International Confederation of Wizards are probably selected by the [[Minister for Magic]], possibly subject to the approval of the [[Wizengamot]].
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The '''International Confederation of Wizards''' is a wizarding intergovernmental organisation, roughly equivalent to the {{Wplink|United Nations}}. British seats on the International Confederation of Wizards are probably selected by the [[Minister for Magic]], possibly subject to the approval of the [[Wizengamot]].
   
The International Confederation of Wizards is headed by a person who holds the title "[[Supreme Mugwump]]". The first appointed Supreme Mugwump was [[Pierre Bonaccord]]. However his appointment was contested by Warlocks in [[Liechtenstein]], due to his opinions on stopping Troll-hunting and rights for [[Troll]]s. Liechtenstein, who had been dealing with several nasty Troll communities at the time refused to attend the first conference, causing trouble for the new institution.
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The International Confederation of Wizards is headed by a person who holds the title of [[Supreme Mugwump]]. The first appointed Supreme Mugwump was [[Pierre Bonaccord]]. However his appointment was contested by Warlocks in [[Liechtenstein]], due to his opinions on stopping Troll-hunting and rights for [[Troll]]s. Liechtenstein, who had been dealing with several nasty Troll communities at the time refused to attend the first conference, causing trouble for the new institution.
   
In [[1690s|1692]], the Confederation instituted the [[International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy]] to hide the [[Wizarding world|wizarding world]] from the [[Muggle]] world. After weeks of discussion, they decided on how the wizarding world would retreat into hiding, including the covering up of various magical beasts and eliminating them from the Muggle consciousness.
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==History==
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In [[1690s|1692]], the Confederation instituted the [[International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy]] to hide the [[wizarding world]] from the [[Muggle]] world. After weeks of discussion, they decided on how the wizarding world would retreat into hiding, including the covering up of various magical beasts and eliminating them from the Muggle consciousness.
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In [[1750]], the Confederation added Clause 73 to the International Statue of Wizarding Secrecy that detailed each wizarding governing body's responsibilities for concealment and possible disciplinary action for any breaches.<ref>[[Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (real)]] - Introduction</ref>
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On [[6 December]] [[1926]], the wizarding newspaper [[The New York Ghost]] reported that the Confederation called an emergency meeting to address magical disturbances that were risking exposure of the wizarding world.
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Following the night of large-scale breaches of the International Statute of Secrecy on [[31 October]] [[1981]], Minister [[Millicent Bagnold]] addressed the Confederation of Wizards with the statement "''I assert our inalienable right to party''", a statement which eventually became infamous.<ref name="PMI">''[[Pottermore]] Insider'' - [http://insider.pottermore.com/2014/10/trick-eagle-eyed-will-be-able-to-fill.html Trick: the eagle-eyed will be able to fill in the gap...]</ref>
   
 
Sometime before [[1991]], [[Albus Dumbledore]] was appointed as a representative of the [[British Ministry of Magic]] to the International Confederation and became [[Supreme Mugwump]], but was dismissed from his position following the Ministry's denunciation of Voldemort's return in [[1995]]. He was restored as a member after the Ministry's acceptance of Voldemort's return, in [[1996]], but not as Supreme Mugwump.
 
Sometime before [[1991]], [[Albus Dumbledore]] was appointed as a representative of the [[British Ministry of Magic]] to the International Confederation and became [[Supreme Mugwump]], but was dismissed from his position following the Ministry's denunciation of Voldemort's return in [[1995]]. He was restored as a member after the Ministry's acceptance of Voldemort's return, in [[1996]], but not as Supreme Mugwump.
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The [[International Confederation of Wizards' Conference]] was held in the summer of [[1994]].
   
 
In [[1995]], the International Confederation of Wizards was to hold a conference in [[Hemel Hempstead]].<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)]]'' - see [[:File:ICW Hemel Hempstead.jpg|this image]].</ref>
 
In [[1995]], the International Confederation of Wizards was to hold a conference in [[Hemel Hempstead]].<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)]]'' - see [[:File:ICW Hemel Hempstead.jpg|this image]].</ref>
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*The Confederation was originally called the International Federation of Warlocks in the first edition of ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]''.
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*The Confederation was originally called the International Federation of Warlocks in the first edition of ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'', which means if this was used the organisation would have two names.
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*[[J. K. Rowling]] stated that the Confederation is the [[Wizardkind|wizard]] equivalent to the {{wplink|United Nations}}.<ref>[https://twitter.com/jk_rowling/status/630125966606630912 The equivalent is the International Confederation of Wizards.] by [https://twitter.com/jk_rowling J. K. Rowling on Twitter]</ref>
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*As such, they have a strong, authoritative presence within all matters of international magical cooperation, as seen by how they have a hand in things like internationally held magical games and sports, keep an eye on the eleven largest wizarding schools through their Educational Office and even have a saying in matters of international magical gatherings, as seen in how a senior attendee of the most recent International Symposium of Animagi addressed the International Confederation of Wizards while complaining about the students from the wizarding school of Uagadou.
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As a wizarding "equivalent to the United Nations", the International Confederation of Wizards hold a very high level of influence in the wizarding world overall. True, while they are primarily responsible of ''promoting'' peace, security, and cooperation and therefore seemingly have no legal authority to undermine the jurisdiction of the wizarding governing body in any given country, there are some evidence that magical governments are indeed, if only partially, answerable to them:
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*One such example is how the International Confederation of Wizards permanently stationed an international task force in the mountains of [[Tibet]] in response to the numerous sightings of [[Yeti]]s by non-magical people, showing that the Confederation have the opportunity to enforce the Statute of Secrecy in countries where the magical government are not up to the task.
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*For example, when a magical government fails to cover up magical incidents for the non-magical community, they may be censured by the International Confederation of Wizards, which even seems to have the power to summon the head of state to the government concerned for a public inquiry, as was the case during the [[President of the Magical Congress of the United States of America|presidency]] of [[Emily Rappaport]] in the late [[18th century]].
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*To be censured by the International Confederation of Wizards seems to be terrible disgraceful and perceived as an "humiliating" experience by the magical governing body in question, serving as a mark of incompetence in regard to their duty of protecting the magical world by means of concealing it from Muggles and may affect how the perception other magical governments have of them. The fact that British Minister for Magic Damocles Rowle was forced to step down shortly after being censured for his anti-Muggle sentiments speaks for how much they influence they have.
   
 
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[[fr:Confédération internationale des sorciers]]
 
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[[it:Confederazione Internazionale dei Maghi]] [[pl:Międzynarodowa Konfederacja Czarodziejów]]
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[[ru:Международная конфедерация магов]]
 
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Latest revision as of 18:45, April 25, 2016

The International Confederation of Wizards is a wizarding intergovernmental organisation, roughly equivalent to the United Nations. British seats on the International Confederation of Wizards are probably selected by the Minister for Magic, possibly subject to the approval of the Wizengamot.

The International Confederation of Wizards is headed by a person who holds the title of Supreme Mugwump. The first appointed Supreme Mugwump was Pierre Bonaccord. However his appointment was contested by Warlocks in Liechtenstein, due to his opinions on stopping Troll-hunting and rights for Trolls. Liechtenstein, who had been dealing with several nasty Troll communities at the time refused to attend the first conference, causing trouble for the new institution.

HistoryEdit

In 1692, the Confederation instituted the International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy to hide the wizarding world from the Muggle world. After weeks of discussion, they decided on how the wizarding world would retreat into hiding, including the covering up of various magical beasts and eliminating them from the Muggle consciousness.

In 1750, the Confederation added Clause 73 to the International Statue of Wizarding Secrecy that detailed each wizarding governing body's responsibilities for concealment and possible disciplinary action for any breaches.[1]

On 6 December 1926, the wizarding newspaper The New York Ghost reported that the Confederation called an emergency meeting to address magical disturbances that were risking exposure of the wizarding world.

Following the night of large-scale breaches of the International Statute of Secrecy on 31 October 1981, Minister Millicent Bagnold addressed the Confederation of Wizards with the statement "I assert our inalienable right to party", a statement which eventually became infamous.[2]

Sometime before 1991, Albus Dumbledore was appointed as a representative of the British Ministry of Magic to the International Confederation and became Supreme Mugwump, but was dismissed from his position following the Ministry's denunciation of Voldemort's return in 1995. He was restored as a member after the Ministry's acceptance of Voldemort's return, in 1996, but not as Supreme Mugwump.

The International Confederation of Wizards' Conference was held in the summer of 1994.

In 1995, the International Confederation of Wizards was to hold a conference in Hemel Hempstead.[3]

Behind the scenesEdit

  • The Confederation was originally called the International Federation of Warlocks in the first edition of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, which means if this was used the organisation would have two names.
  • J. K. Rowling stated that the Confederation is the wizard equivalent to the United Nations.[4]
  • As such, they have a strong, authoritative presence within all matters of international magical cooperation, as seen by how they have a hand in things like internationally held magical games and sports, keep an eye on the eleven largest wizarding schools through their Educational Office and even have a saying in matters of international magical gatherings, as seen in how a senior attendee of the most recent International Symposium of Animagi addressed the International Confederation of Wizards while complaining about the students from the wizarding school of Uagadou.

As a wizarding "equivalent to the United Nations", the International Confederation of Wizards hold a very high level of influence in the wizarding world overall. True, while they are primarily responsible of promoting peace, security, and cooperation and therefore seemingly have no legal authority to undermine the jurisdiction of the wizarding governing body in any given country, there are some evidence that magical governments are indeed, if only partially, answerable to them:

  • One such example is how the International Confederation of Wizards permanently stationed an international task force in the mountains of Tibet in response to the numerous sightings of Yetis by non-magical people, showing that the Confederation have the opportunity to enforce the Statute of Secrecy in countries where the magical government are not up to the task.
  • For example, when a magical government fails to cover up magical incidents for the non-magical community, they may be censured by the International Confederation of Wizards, which even seems to have the power to summon the head of state to the government concerned for a public inquiry, as was the case during the presidency of Emily Rappaport in the late 18th century.
  • To be censured by the International Confederation of Wizards seems to be terrible disgraceful and perceived as an "humiliating" experience by the magical governing body in question, serving as a mark of incompetence in regard to their duty of protecting the magical world by means of concealing it from Muggles and may affect how the perception other magical governments have of them. The fact that British Minister for Magic Damocles Rowle was forced to step down shortly after being censured for his anti-Muggle sentiments speaks for how much they influence they have.

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit


Department of International Magical Cooperation
Level 5, Ministry of Magic
Department of International Magical Cooperation
International Magical Trading Standards Body · International Magical Office of Law · International Confederation of Wizards, British Seats

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