Development

After becoming an independent State, the Supreme Court and High Court were established and courts at different levels were also formed under the Union Judiciary Act, 1948.

On 2nd March 1962, the Revolutionary Council took over the sovereign powers and the judicial system was transformed into the socialist system. The Revolutionary Council abolished the Supreme Court and the High Court and established the Chief Court instead.

Under the 1974 Constitution, the Central court, the State and Divisional courts, the Township courts and the Wards and Village Tracts courts were formed. The salient feature of the then judicial system was the participation of the working people in all levels of courts.

On 26th September 1988, the State Law and Order Restoration Council promulgated the Judiciary Law and formed the courts at different levels and for the administration of justice in the Union of Myanmar. It was subsequently repealed by Judiciary Law, 2000 which was promulgated on the 27th June, 2000 by the State Peace and Development Council, for the promotion of the judiciary, and to revamp the formation of courts.

The present judicial system was adopted  under the 2008 Constitution and Union Judiciary Law 2010.

News

Nay Pyi Taw, 13 December 2016

Chief Justice of the Union U Htun Htun Oo received H.E Mr. Hiromu KUROKAWA, Vice Minister, Ministry of Justice, Japan and his delegation at 09:30 in the Meeting Hall of the Supreme Court of the Union.

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Nay Pyi Taw, 12 th December 2016

  Workshop on Level 3 English Proficiency Course for Judges was held by the Supreme Court of the Union at Royal ACE Hotel, Nay Pyi Taw from 12 to 20 December 2016 in collaboration with the Singapore Ministry of Law.

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Nay Pyi Taw, December 1, 2016

The Ceremony for signing of the Cooperation between the Office of the Supreme Court the Union and the Embassy of the Denmark on Rule of Law and Human Rights, the Denmark-Myanmar Country Programme (2016-2020) was held at the Supreme Court of

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Nay Pyi Taw, 1st December 2016

Workshop on Legal English Train-the-Trainers Course for Judges was held by the Supreme Court of the Union at Royal ACE Hotel, Nay Pyi Taw from 1 to 9 December 2016 in collaboration with the Singapore Ministry of Law.

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Nay Pyi Taw, 16 November 2016

   Chief Justice of the Union U Htun Htun Oo received H.E. Mr. Hong Liang, The Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Yangon at 11:00 in the Meeting Hall of the Supreme Court of the Union.

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