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, 11 April 2017

  Chief Justice of the Union U Htun Htun Oo received H.E. Dr.Nikolay A. Listopadov, Ambassador of the Russia at 09:30 in the Meeting Hall of the Supreme Court of the Union.

         

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Nay Pyi Taw, 4 April 2017

  Signing Ceremony of Minutes of Meeting of Joint Coordinating Committee between the Office of the Union Supreme Court and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) was held at the Assembly Hall of the

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Nay Pyi Taw, 28 March 2017

UNION CHIEF JUSTICE U Htun Htun Oo attended the fifth Council of ASEAN Chief Justices’ (CACJ) Meeting held in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam on 24 March 2017.

         

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Nay Pyi Taw, 10 February 2017

   Chief Justice of the Union the Hon. Htun Htun Oo received the Hon. Judge Allyson K. Duncan, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit at 09:30 in the Meeting Hall of the Supreme Court of the Union.

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Nay Pyi Taw, 6th February 2017
 

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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