Myanmar’s Constitution of 2008


Judicial Independence

 
Article 19. The following are prescribed as judicial principles: a. to administer justice independently according to law; […].
 

Judicial Council or Parallel Institution or Method of Selection

 
Article 299. a. The Head of the Supreme Court of the Union shall be called the Chief Justice of the Union. b. Judges of the Supreme Court of the Union including the Chief Justice of the Union may be appointed in the Supreme Court from a minimum of seven and a maximum of 11 in number. c. i. The President shall submit the nomination of the person suitable to be appointed as the Chief Justice of the Union to the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw and seek its approval. ii. The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw shall have no right to refuse the person nominated by the President for the appointment of Chief Justice of the Union and Judges of the Supreme Court of the Union unless it can clearly be proved that the persons do not meet the qualifications for the post prescribed in Section 301. iii. The President has the right to submit again the list furnished with a new name replacing the one who has not been approved by the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw for the appointment of the Chief Justice of the Union. iv. The President shall appoint a person who has been approved by the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw as the Chief Justice of the Union.
 

Attorney General’s Office

 
Article 236. The Attorney General of the Union shall be called the Attorney General of the Union. Part 6: The appointment of the Attorney General of the Union.
 
Article 237. a. The President, with the approval of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, shall appoint a person, from among Hluttaw representatives or persons who are not Hluttaw representatives having the following qualifications as the Attorney-General of the Union to obtain legal advice and assign duties on legal matter […].

General Assembly - October 16, 2019

Report on the UN Basic Principles on the Independence of the Judiciary

Human Rights Council - June 24, 2019

Report on freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly of judges and prosecutors

General Assembly - October 25, 2018

Report on Bar Associations

Human Rights Council - June 22, 2018

Report on Judicial Councils

General Assembly -October 17, 2017

Report on Judicial Corruption and Organized Crime

Human Rights Council - June 12, 2017

Report on Judicial Corruption and Organized Crime