For other uses, see Yavin (disambiguation).

"Excuse me, but according to the Yavin Code, all prisoners are required to be blindfolded prior to execution."
"Yavin Code?"
"The Yavin Code, as determined by the Yavin Convention."
―Obi-Wan Kenobi and a battle droid, as Kenobi stalls his captors from executing him[1]

The Yavin Convention was a conference held[1] approximately a millennium prior to 19 BBY[2] at which the Yavin Code was established, which stated that prisoners were required to be blindfolded prior to being executed. The Yavin Convention shared its name with[1] the gas giant Yavin.[3] When he was captured by the Separatists and was on his way to be executed aboard one of their supply ships during a mission to Utapau[1] in 19 BBY,[3] Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi cited the Yavin Code and noted its origination at the Yavin Convention in an effort to stall his battle droid escort until Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker came to rescue him.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

The Yavin Code was mentioned in "The Big Bang," an unfinished episode of the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars that was written by Daniel Arkin[1] and released on StarWars.com on September 25, 2014.[4]


Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 TCW mini logo.jpg Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "The Big Bang"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the events of "The Big Bang" to 19 BBY. In the episode, it is stated that the Yavin Code—determined by the Yavin Convention—is about a thousand years old. As the Code was established at the Convention, the Convention itself must have occurred about a millennium prior to 19 BBY.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Star Wars: Galactic Atlas
  4. Nicholson, Max: Unfinished Star Wars: The Clone Wars Episodes Released Online (2014-09-25). IGN. Archived from the original on December 30, 2020.
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