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 500,000,000 kyats.

News

Nay Pyi Taw, 19th October

Workshop on Intellectual Property co-organized by the Office of the Union Supreme Court and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) was held at the Park Royal Hotel today.

         

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Nay Pyi Taw, 18th October 2017

Research Workshop jointly organized by ICJ-DIHR Joint Venture and the Office of the Union Supreme Court under Denmark-Myanmar Programme on Rule of Law and Human Rights is held at Myat Taw Win Hotel, Naypyitaw

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Nay Pyi Taw, 17th October 2017

Handover Ceremony of Computer Sets to the Supreme Court of the Union By ICJ-DIHR Joint Venture and Strategic Planning Meeting between ICJ and USC Planning Team is held at the Office of the Union Supreme Court this morning.

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Nay Pyi Taw, September 25

 UNION CHIEF JUSTICE U Htun Htun Oo attended the 17th Conference of Chief Justice of Asia and the Pacific which was held in Tokyo, Japan from 19 to 21 September 2017.

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Nay Pyi Taw, 26th August 2017

 Judicial Colloquium on Commercial and Corporate Law was held by the Supreme Court of the Union at Kempinski Hotel, Nay Pyi Taw from 26 to 28 August 2017 in collaboration with Asia Development

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