The duties of this department are to work with magical governments of other countries, set standards for trade, create regulations for things like cauldron thickness, interpret international magical law, work with Department of Magical Games and Sports on the Triwizard Tournament, be present at the International Confederation of Wizards, British Seats.
The department is located on the fifth level of the Ministry of Magic, and includes the following divisions:
- The International Magical Trading Standards Body
- The International Magical Office of Law
- The International Confederation of Wizards British Seats
- Barty Crouch Snr - killed by his son Barty Crouch Jr in 1995.
- The current head of the department is unknown.
- Percy Weasley - began his political career in this department as an assistant to Barty Crouch Snr from 1994 to 1995, prior to his promotion to Junior Assistant to the Minister for Magic.
- Edward Scot was the Lead Liaison Minister of the department during the 2010s.
Behind the scenes
- This department can be considered the magical equivalent of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
- When Bartemius Crouch Snr was transferred to the Head of this department from Head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement, Sirius Black considered this to be a demotion.
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Mentioned only)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film) (Mentioned only)
- Pottermore (Mentioned only)
- Harry Potter: Wizards Unite (Mentioned only)
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