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Law Fifteen B

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Dolores Umbridge: "That's right! So be very careful! By the laws laid down by the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures, any attack by half-breeds such as yourselves on a human —"
Bane: "What did you call us?"
Dolores Umbridge: "Law Fifteen 'B' states clearly that 'any attack by a magical creature who is deemed to have near-human intelligence, and therefore considered responsible for its actions' —"
Magorian: "'Near-human intelligence'? We consider that a great insult, human! Our intelligence, thankfully, far outstrips your own."
Dolores Umbridge and centaurs Magorian and Bane in the Forbidden Forest[src]

Law Fifteen B was a piece of legislation passed by the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures of the Ministry of Magic. It decreed that non-human, intelligent creatures (such as most Beings, Centaurs and Merpeople) were subject to punishment upon attacking any human.[1]


Notes and references

  1. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 33 (Fight and Flight)

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