District Courts

Constitution

            The district courts are established  under the 2008 Constitution.

 Composition

                        In every district court, a district judge is appointed by the Supreme Court of the Union. Deputy district judges may also be appointed by the Supreme Court of the Union depending on the volume of work.  Those judges are conferred with judicial powers by the Supreme Court of the Union in accordance with the provisions of the Criminal Procedure Code and Civil Procedure Code.

 Jurisdiction

            The district judges are conferred with original criminal jurisdictional powers, criminal appellate and revisional jurisdictional powers according to the Criminal Procedure Code. They are also invested with original civil jurisdictional powers, civil appellate and revisional jurisdictional powers according to the Civil Procedure Code. As courts of original jurisdiction they hear and determine serious criminal cases and civil cases in which the amount in dispute or value of the subject matter does not exceed 1000,000,000 kyats.

News

Nay Pyi Taw, September 12

The Chief Justice of the Union , U Htun Htun Oo received a courtesy call from Dr. Christophe Bernasconi, the Secretary General of the Hague  Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) and his team at the Guest Hall

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Nay Pyi Taw    July  10

 The Signing Ceremony of the Minutes of Meeting of the 6th Joint Coordinating Meeting on the Project for Capacity Development of Legal, Judicial and Relevant Sectors in

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Nay Pyi Taw 16 th May

The opening ceremony of 2nd Workshop on Training for Mediations, organized by the Supreme Court of the Union in collaboration with Japan International Cooperational Agency (JICA), was held today at 9:30

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Naypyitaw April 11

The Supreme Court of the Union today issues the legal and judicial reforms to improve Investment and Doing Business in Myanmar.

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Naypyitaw  April 9

Court Annual Report 2018 (both English and Myanmar versions) was published by the Supreme Court of the Union of Myanmar on 5 April 2019.

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