"By vigorously opposing all unjust and oppressive laws, and by helping restore the principle of the Rule of Law, the Burma Lawyers' Council aims to contribute to the transformation of Burma where all the citizens enjoy the equal protection of law under the democratic federal constitution which will guarantee fundamentals of human rights."


Court and Judiciary

There was Union Judiciary Act 10/48 which laid down the structure, functions and powers of the respective Courts, The Apex Court was the Supreme Court. Importantly, it was the Constitution of 1946 which made the provisions of judicial and legal systems. Also the Courts Manual laid down the structure and powers of Civil and Criminal Courts There are some special laws which created some special courts. The recruitment of judges in all courts up to the level of District was through an Examination of legally qualified persons.

Burmese Organizations

Legal Resources