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, March 8

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

During the workshop, Court-Led Mediation Systems of other

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Nay Pyi Taw February 22

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.

During the Workshop,

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Nay Pyi Taw, January 30, 2018

      The Supreme Court of the Union has publicized THE JUDICIAL STRATEGIC PLAN (2018-2022) -"TOWARDS IMPROVING JUSTICE FOR ALL "

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Nay Pyi Taw, 30 October 2017

 UNION CHIEF JUSTICE U Htun Htun Oo attended the Council of ASEAN Chief Justices' (CACJ) Special Meeting held in Makati City, Philippines on 27 October 2017.

         

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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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