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 It was subsequently repealed by Judiciary Law, 2000 which was promulgated on the 27th June, 2000 by the State Peace and Development Council, for the promotion of the judiciary, and to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, June 16

    The Ceremony for the Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding on Judicial Cooperation between the Supreme Court of the Union and the Federal Court of Australia was held in Kempinski Hotel, Nay Pyi Taw, at 9:

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Nay Pyi Taw, 10 June 2016

The Supreme Court of the Union today issues a publication of the Myanmar Judiciary (2011-2015) with Report on Implementation of Year One Strategic Action Plan.

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Nay Pyi Taw, 6 June 2016
   Chief Justice of the Union U Htun Htun Oo received Ms. Indranee Rajah, S.C, Senior Minister of State for Law, the Republic of Singapore and her delegation at 14း30 in the Meeting Hall of the Supreme Court of the Union.

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Nay Pyi Taw; March 18

 

Ceremony for Signing of the Minutes of Meeting for the Extension of Project for Capacity Development of the Legal, Judicial and Relevant Sectors in Myanmar between the Office of the

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Nay Pyi Taw, 17 March 2016

Chief Justice of the Union U Htun Htun Oo received Rt. Hon Lord Patrick Hodge, Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom and his delegation at 9:30 in the Meeting Hall of the Supreme Court of the Union.

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