|This article is non-canon.
This article covers an Educational Decree that has been deemed non-canon by either the author or the Harry Potter licensees, and thus should not be taken as a part of the "real" Harry Potter universe.
- "Wands to be confiscated from students casting recreational spells. All magical objects to be held by High Inquisitor until further notice."
- —The Decree
The Educational Decree Number Thirty-Nine was one of the Educational Decrees passed by Dolores Umbridge, then-Hogwarts High Inquisitor. This Educational Decree gave the High Inquisitor the power to confiscate wands.
Behind the scenes
- As the numbering for this Educational Decree is not consistent with the numbering established in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, it cannot be considered canonical.
- This Educational Decree constitutes a gross violation of the students' civil rights (the right to carry a wand at all times was established by the International Confederation of Wizards in 1692).
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film) (First appearance)