High Courts of the Region and State

Constitution

            The High Courts of the Region and State are established under the 2008 Constitution.

Composition

            From a minimum of 3 to a maximum of 7 judges of the High Court of the Region or State including the Chief Justice  of the High Court of the Region or State may be appointed in each High Court of the Region or State.

            The President shall, in co-ordination with the Chief Justice of the Union, relevant Chief Minister of the Region or State  appoint a person who fulfils the qualifications under section 310 of the 2008 Constitution and section 48 of the Union Judiciary Law 2010 as the Chief Justice of the relevant Region or State, with the approval of the Region or State Hluttaw.

      The President shall appoint the persons in respect of whom the Chief Minister of the Region or State co-ordinates with the Chief Justice of the Union, and who fulfil the qualifications under  section 310 of the Constitution and section 48 of the Union Judiciary Law 2010 as the Judges of the High Court of the Region or  State, with the approval of the Region or State Hluttaw.

 Jurisdiction

            As courts of original jurisdiction, they hear and determine civil cases in which the amount in dispute or value of the subject matter exceeds 500,000,000 kyats.

            High Courts of the Regions or States  do not normally take cognizance of any criminal offences as courts of first instance except where some special circumstances require them to do so.

            The High Court of the Region or State has the appellate jurisdiction  on the judgment, decree and order passed by the Court of the Self-Administered Division, Court of the Self-Administered Zone or the District Court and the revisional jurisdiction on the  judgment and order in accord with law. They also adjudicate on the transfer of cases from one court to another within the Region or State concerned. High Courts of the Regions or States adjudicate on appeal against acquittal of any subordinate court.

            When an accused person is convicted of an offence and sentenced by the High Courts of the Regions or States, he can appeal against his conviction or sentence or both to the Supreme Court of the Union.

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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