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

Naypyitaw April 11

The Supreme Court of the Union today issues the legal and judicial reforms to improve Investment and Doing Business in Myanmar.

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Naypyitaw  April 9

Court Annual Report 2018 (both English and Myanmar versions) was published by the Supreme Court of the Union of Myanmar on 5 April 2019.

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Naypyitaw   March 26

The meeting of 3rd Joint Committee between Singapore, Ministry of Law and the Joint Committee of The Union Supreme Court under the SMILE MoU is held at the meeting room of the Union Supreme Court, at 10

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Naypyitaw  March 26

 The Honourable Htun Htun Oo, Chief Justice of the Union, received a courtesy call from Singapore delegation led by the H.E. Mr. Edwin Tong, Senior Minister, at the Guest Hall of the Supreme Court of the Union, at 9:30 AM this morning. Members of

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Nay Pyi Taw, February 26

The “Launching Ceremony on Court-Led Mediation Pilot Program” is held by the Supreme Court of the Union at Myanmar International Convention Center-2 (MICC-2) in this morning.

At the ceremony, the Chief Justice of the

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