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, 20-23 June 2017

Training for Master Trainers-TOT and Training on Child Protection and Child Sensitive Judicial Procedures for Judges are held by the Office of the Union Supreme Court at Amara Hotel, Nay Pyi Taw from 20 to 23 June 2017  in

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Nay Pyi Taw, June 13

UNION CHIEF JUSTICE U Htun Htun Oo attended the 2nd China-ASEAN Justice Forum held in Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China on 7 and 8 June 2017.

Present at

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Nay Pyi Taw, 17 May 2017

Chief Justice of the Union U Htun Htun Oo received H.E. Scot Marciel, Ambassador, the Embassy of the United States of America at 09:30 in the Meeting Hall of the Supreme Court of the Union.

In the meeting, they cordially discussed further

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Nay Pyi Taw, 5 May 2017

The Hon. Htun Htun Oo, Chief Justice of the Union received H.E. KAMIKAWA Yoko, Member of the House of the Representatives (Lower House) and Former Justice Minister at 09:30 in the Meeting Hall of the Supreme Court of the Union.

         

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Nay Pyi Taw, 11 April 2017

  Chief Justice of the Union U Htun Htun Oo received H.E. Dr.Nikolay A. Listopadov, Ambassador of the Russia at 09:30 in the Meeting Hall of the Supreme Court of the Union.

         

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