Supreme Court of Myanmar

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Supreme Court of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar
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Mottoသီလ၊ သမာဓိ၊ ပညာ
Pali: sīla, samādhi, paññā
Authorized byConstitution of Myanmar
Judge term length70 years retirement age
No. of positions11
Chief Justice
CurrentlyHtun Htun Oo
Since30 March 2011

The Supreme Court of Myanmar (Burmese: ပြည်ထောင်စုတရားလွှတ်တော်ချုပ်) is the highest judicial forum and final court of appeal under the Constitution of Myanmar, existing as an independent judicial entity, alongsite the legislative and executive branches.[1] The Court is legally mandated to have 7 to 11 judges, including a Chief Justice.[1]


In the Union, there shall be a Supreme Court of the Union. Without affecting the powers of the Constitutional Tribunal and the Courts-Martial, the Supreme Court of the Union is the highest Court of the Union of Myanmar. [2]

Court complex[edit]

The Supreme Court located at No.54, Thiri Mandaing Street, Naypyidaw, the country's new capital since 2006.


In February 2011, President Thein Sein nominated Htun Htun Oo as Chief Justice.[3] The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw appointed his nomination on 17 February 2011.[4]

Current justices[edit]

Name Appointed by First day/
Length of service
Previous positions
Htun Htun Oo[5] Deputy Chief Justice (2007-2011), Major in the Office of the Military Advocate General (1990-1994), Captain in the Tatmadaw Southwestern Regional Command (1981-1989)
Tha Htay[5] Union Election Commission member
Soe Nyunt[5] Supreme Court Civil Cases Department Director
Mya Thein[5] Supreme Court Managing Department Director
Myint Aung[5] Rangoon Regional High Court judge
Myint Han[5] Deputy Director at the Ministry of Mines


  1. ^ a b "The Supreme Court of the Union". The Supreme Court of the Union. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  2. ^ the 2008 Constitution of Myanmar. The Legal System in Myanmar and Foreign Legal Assistance. Law and Development Forum
  3. ^ Shwe Yinn Mar Oo (21 February 2011). "Chief justice named, attorney general nominated". Myanmar Times. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Myanmar parliament appoints chief justice". Xinhua. 17 February 2011. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  5. ^ a b c d e f "Supreme Court". Alternative Asean Network on Burma. Retrieved 9 July 2015.

Coordinates: 16°46′23″N 96°09′39″E / 16.7731°N 96.1609°E / 16.7731; 96.1609