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 It was subsequently repealed by Judiciary Law, 2000 which was promulgated on the 27th June, 2000 by the State Peace and Development Council, for the promotion of the judiciary, and to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 May 2015

                   Chief Justice of the Union U Htun Htun Oo received the Attorney General of Singapore Mr. Vijaya Rajah and his delegation at 9:30 in the Meeting Hall of the Supreme Court of the Union.

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Nay Pyi Taw, April 2015
The Mediation Skills Workshop for Judges was held by the Supreme Court of the Union at the Royal ACE Hotel, Nay Pyi Taw from 27 to 30 April 2015 in collaboration with the Singapore Ministry of Law and Singapore Mediation Center.

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        Chief Justice of the Union U Htun Htun Oo accompanied by the Myanmar delegate attended the 3rd ASEAN Chief Justices' Meeting which was held at Halina Ball Room of Shangri-la Boracay and Spa in Boracay, Philippine.

 

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Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar; 17 December 2014

        The Supreme Court of the Union of Myanmar unveiled a three year plan to improve the Myanmar system of justice.

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Nay Pyi Taw, 22 Aug- Signing ceremony for record of discussion of ''

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