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, 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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