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"Ludo Bagman, you have been brought here in front of the Council of Magical Law to answer charges relating to the activities of the Death Eaters."

-- Barty Crouch Sr, from Dumbledore's memories (GF30)

The high Wizard court of law, held in a dungeon (GF30)

In court, the accused is magically bound to a chair in the centre of the room. A jury sits on the right of the prosecutor who states the case against the accused and eventually asks for a verdict.

The courtrooms are located on the tenth level of the Ministry of Magic. During the Voldemort years, prisoners are escorted and guarded by groups of Dementors (GF30).

The members of the Wizengamot, of which there are about fifty, wear plum-covered robes with elaborate silver initials on them (the letter 'W').

Harry, looking in the Pensieve, saw Council of Magical Law trials taking place for Igor Karkaroff and Ludo Bagman, as well the sentencing of the Death Eaters (The Lestranges and Barty Crouch Jr) who had used the Cruciatus Curse on Alice and Frank Longbottom (GF30)

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