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 1000,000,000 kyats.

News

Nay Pyi Taw, August 14

The improved case data, information management and reporting workshop is held by the Supreme Court of the Union at ParkRoyal Hotel, Nay Pyi Taw from 14-15 August 2018 in collaboration with the Federal Court of Australia and UNDP.

It is

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Nay Pyi Taw, July 18

The 2nd Judicial Colloquium on Commercial and Corporate Law is held by the Supreme Court of the Union at Kempinski Hotel, Nay Pyi Taw from 18 to 21 July 2018 in collaboration with Asia Development Bank (ADB) and the

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Nay Pyi Taw, May 22

Chief Justice of the Union U Htun Htun Oo received Ms. Irum Ahsan, Senior Counsel, Asian Development Bank (ADB) Consultation Mission at 09:30 in the Meeting Hall of the Supreme Court of the Union.

In the

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Nay Pyi Taw, May 22

Justices of the Supreme Court of the Union U Aung Zaw Thein and U Soe Naing received Ms. Irum Ahsan, Senior Counsel, Asian Development Bank(ADB) Consultation Mission at 10:30 in the Meeting Hall(down floor) of the Supreme Court of

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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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