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May 28, 2020

Union Supreme Court and State/Region High Courts meet to strengthen judiciary sector

Union Chief Justice U Htun Htun Oo delivers the opening speech at the special coordination meeting to strengthen the judiciary sector at the Union Supreme Court meeting hall, Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. Photo: MNA
Union Chief Justice U Htun Htun Oo delivers the opening speech at the special coordination meeting to strengthen the judiciary sector at the Union Supreme Court meeting hall, Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. Photo: MNA

In order to strengthen the judiciary sector, the Union Supreme Court and State/Region High Courts held a special coordination meeting at the Union Supreme Court meeting hall, Nay Pyi Taw, yesterday morning.
In his opening speech at the meeting, Union Chief Justice U Htun Htun Oo said that judiciary power has been distributed to the Union Supreme Court, State/Region High Courts and Courts of Self-Administered Regions and Zones, and Justices, Judges and Law Officers were assigned to provide justice and court administration. All those in the judiciary sector are responsible for the establishment of a free, fair, trusted and beneficial judiciary system for the people.
A strategic plan for judiciary reform in Myanmar had been drawn up and systematically implemented. A three-year strategic judiciary action plan (2015-2017) had been successfully implemented and a five-year strategic judiciary action plan (2018-2022) has been started. State- and region-wise strategic work processes for judiciary and management groups were formed. At the moment, priority must be given to administer justice and conduct court management works according to law, codes and procedures within a set time frame, without corruption, unethical and immoral practices, he said.
Priority needs to be given to the systematic management of court evidence and court personnel. Duties and responsibilities will be defined and assigned to be conducted at the township, district, state/region and union levels. Only then, can the aim of the judiciary to provide high quality judiciary service, public trust and confidence in courts and the effective rule of law will be achieved. This will also support the State’s special priority work processes and economic development, the Union Chief Justice said.
The special coordination meeting was attended by Justices of the Supreme Court of the Union, State/Region Chief Judges, directors-general, deputy directors-general and directors of the Union Supreme Court Office and Office of the Union Judiciary Supervision and State/Region Chief Law Officers. The special coordination meeting will be held from 21 to 22 April, it is learnt. — Myanmar News Agency

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