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International Magical Governments

International Magical Governments

International Magical Governments are found worldwide.

Other countries have similar governing bodies to Great Britain. Bulgaria, for example, has its own Ministry of Magic, the Minister of which, Mr. Oblansk, sat in the Top Box to watch the World Cup Final in 1994 (GF8). There is also a Ministry of Magic in Norway (QA3) and several other countries.

All of these governmental organisations have signed the International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy of 1692 which set down many requirements for individual countries to keep the Muggles unaware of the wizarding world. This requires the Ministries of each country to monitor activities such as Quidditch and to protect and hide the various magical beasts which live within their borders (FB, QA).

Cooperative governing bodies

International Confederation of Wizards (ICW) (PS4GF17, GF18, OP5, OP31, FB, Pm)

Also mentioned in canon are:

  • International Confederation of Warlocks (CS2OP2OP8)
  • International Federation of Warlocks (PA3)

Most likely these are three different names for the same governing body.

Ministries of Magic

Andorra (GF28)

Argentina – known as the Argentinian Council of Magic (Pm)

Bangladesh (QA8)

Burkina Faso (FB, Pm)

Bulgaria (GF8)

France (Pm)

Germany (FB)

India (QA8)

Iran (QA8)

Japan (Pm)

Liechtenstein (Pm)

Mongolia (QA8)

New Zealand (QA8)

Norway (QA3)

Pakistan (QA8)

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (OP7)

United States of America – known as the Magical Congress of the United States of America (MACUSA) (WFT, Pm)

Miscellaneous Government Bodies

a subcommittee of Sardinian sorcerers (CS9)

Transylvanians are to sign the International Ban on Duelling (GF23)

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