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"I.W.C. [sic] Security Advisors call immediate conference in Antwerp"
New York Ghost headline[src]

A Security Advisor was someone who worked for the International Confederation of Wizards in an advisory capacity in matters of magical security.[1]


In 1926, the New York Ghost reported that the International Confederation of Wizards' Security Advisors had called for an immediate conference in the city of Antwerp, in Belgium, in response to the rise of Gellert Grindelwald and his escalating campaign of violence.[1]

Behind the scenes

  • It is unknown if the Security Advisors are employed by the International Confederation of Wizards to assist wizarding governing bodies, the Confederation itself or both.
  • Being the magical equivalent of the UN, it is unknown if there is an International Confederation of Wizard's Security Council, but if so, that would be where the Security Advisers work.
  • Given the name, the International Magical Office of Law, whose purpose has yet to be explained in the books, might fulfil the role equivalent to the UN's Security Council for the ICW. Regardless, if there is indeed is such a branch of the ICW, it presumably serves a similar purpose as its non-magical counterpart, namely the maintenance of international peace and security in the wizarding world, as well as accepting new members to the International Confederation of Wizards and approving any changes to its International Statutes of Secrecy. Its powers would presumably likewise include the establishment of peacekeeping operations, which would explain both why and how the Security Advisers would call for an immediate conference in response to the rise of Gellert Grindelwald - whose attacks in Europe constituted considerable violations to wizarding secrecy - as well as who or what was usually behind setting up international task forces, like the one stationed in Tibet.


Notes and references

International Confederation of Wizards
International Confederation of Wizards' Conference
Supreme Mugwump
Pierre Bonaccord · Cottismore Croyne · Sidley Smirk Platter · Anton Vogel · Vicência Santos · Albus Dumbledore · Babajide Akingbade
Momolu Wotorson · Ya Zhou · Heinrich Eberstadt (Switzerland) · Albus Dumbledore (Great Britain)
Other employees
Hector Podmore (Great Britain) · Rudolph Spielman · Arnold Guzman (USA) · Ida Webb (Great Britain) · Royston Idlewind · Mentor Metaxas · Constance Pickering (Great Britain) · Mathilda Grimblehawk (Great Britain)
Divisions and posts
Calamity World Centre · Department of Aurors · Educational Office · Head of Incarceration · High Council · Quidditch Committee · International Director · International Task Force · Security Advisor · Statute of Secrecy Task Force
Incarceration Carriage
Candidates' Dinner · Selection Ceremony · The walk of the Qilin