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, June 13

UNION CHIEF JUSTICE U Htun Htun Oo attended the 2nd China-ASEAN Justice Forum held in Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China on 7 and 8 June 2017.

Present

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Nay Pyi Taw, 17 May 2017

Chief Justice of the Union U Htun Htun Oo received H.E. Scot Marciel, Ambassador, the Embassy of the United States of America at 09:30 in the Meeting Hall of the Supreme Court of the Union.

In the meeting, they cordially discussed further

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Nay Pyi Taw, 5 May 2017

The Hon. Htun Htun Oo, Chief Justice of the Union received H.E. KAMIKAWA Yoko, Member of the House of the Representatives (Lower House) and Former Justice Minister at 09:30 in the Meeting Hall of the Supreme Court of the Union.

 

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Nay Pyi Taw, 11 April 2017

  Chief Justice of the Union U Htun Htun Oo received H.E. Dr.Nikolay A. Listopadov, Ambassador of the Russia at 09:30 in the Meeting Hall of the Supreme Court of the Union.

         

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Nay Pyi Taw, 4 April 2017

  Signing Ceremony of Minutes of Meeting of Joint Coordinating Committee between the Office of the Union Supreme Court and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) was held at the Assembly Hall

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