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 It was subsequently repealed by Judiciary Law, 2000 which was promulgated on the 27th June, 2000 by the State Peace and Development Council, for the promotion of the judiciary, and to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, 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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Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, January 8, 2016

      The Supreme Court of the Union has publicized the Year 2 Action Plan (2016) of the Judiciary Strategic Plan (2015-2017) with a slogan "Advancing Justice Together".

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Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, October 8, 2015

The Supreme Court of the Union has issued the Handbook for Media Access to the Courts in order to enhance the communication with the media and the public at different levels of the court through

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Yangon; July 20

     Inauguration ceremonies for the new court buildings of Eastern and Western Districts of Yangon Region were held in front of those new buildings this morning. The opening ceremonies were attended by U Htun Htun Oo

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Nay Pyi Taw, 1st June 2015

Workshop on Level 1 Legal English Proficiency Course for Judges was held by the Supreme Court of the Union at Royal ACE Hotel, Nay Pyi Taw from 1 to 5 June 2015 in collaboration with

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