Township Courts

Constitution

            The township courts are established under the 2008 Constitution.

Composition

            In every township court a township judge is appointed by the Supreme Court of the Union. Additional  township judges or deputy  township 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.

            A township judge is the officer in charge of court administration matters. He or she also has the power to distribute all cases received in the township court to other judges of the township courts. But every judge has independent jurisdiction over cases assigned to him or her.

Jurisdiction

            Township courts are mainly courts of original jurisdiction. The judges appointed to a township court are township judges, additional township judges and deputy township Judges. Township judges by virtue of their posts are specially empowered as magistrates who can pass sentences of up to 7 years imprisonment where as an additional township judge, if he or she is especially empowered with such special magistral powers, may award sentences not exceeding 7 years. The remaining deputy township judges can impose sentences according to their magistral powers.

            Some of the civil cases in which the amount in dispute or value of the subject matter does not exceed 10,000,000 kyats are adjudicated in township courts. They also exercise juvenile jurisdiction specially conferred under 1993 Child Law.

News

Nay Pyi Taw 16 th May

The opening ceremony of 2nd Workshop on Training for Mediations, organized by the Supreme Court of the Union in collaboration with Japan International Cooperational Agency (JICA), was held today at 9:30

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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

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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.

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