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, 20 October 2016
  Chief Justice of the Union U Htun Htun Oo received Mr. Mark Silva, Senior Rule of Law and Governance Advisor, the Office of Democracy and Governance, USAID, U.S.Embassy in Yangon at 09:30 in the Meeting Hall of the

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Nay Pyi Taw, 19 October 2016

 Chief Justice of the Union U Htun Htun Oo received Ms. Irene Khan, Director General, and International Development Law Organization-IDLO and her delegation at 09:30 in the Meeting Hall of the Supreme Court of the

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Nay Pyi Taw

17th October 2016

   The Workshop on Court Excellence and Court Dispute Resolution co-organized by the Supreme Court of the Union, the Singapore Ministry of Law and the Singapore Judicial

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Nay Pyi Taw, 26th September 2016

  Discussion on "Formulating an M & E Plan" was held at the Supreme Court of the Union from 26 to 27 September 2016 in collaboration with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). At the opening

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August 22, 2016 (Monday)

  The Honourable Htun Htun Oo, Chief Justice of the Union, received Lord Neuberger, the President of the UK Supreme Court, at the Supreme Court of the Union at 2 PM this afternoon.

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