Myanmar delegation attends International Conference, International Legal Forum in St Petersburg

At the invitation of Mr Valery D Zorkin, Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation, the delegation led by U Tha Htay, Chair of the Constitutional Tribunal of the Union attended the Russian Federation International Conference, conducted in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the Constitutional Court and held under the topic of “Constitution and Constitutional Supervision: Developing the Doctrine and Advancing Case Law” and the 11th St Petersburg International Legal Forum from 11 to 13 May.
At the conference, the Union Constitutional Tribunal Chair expressed that three constitutions were established in Myanmar namely the 1947 Constitution, the 1974 Constitution, and the 2008 Constitution. The 2008 Constitution was formulated during a national conference held with the participation of over 700 representatives from eight mass and class organizations. Under Section 46 of the 2008 Constitution, the Constitutional Tribunal, the first of its kind in Myanmar’s judicial system, was established. The Tribunal holds the supreme authority in matters pertaining to constitutional issues, and the decision of the Tribunal is final and conclusive.
Constitutional Court Presidents, Chief Justices, legal experts and heads of international organizations from 16 countries attended the International Conference.
The 11th St Petersburg International Legal Forum witnessed the participation of Chief Justices from 54 countries, Ministers for Legal Affairs, Judges and legal experts.
At the forum, led by Mr Dmitry Medvedev, Deputy-Chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, Ministers of Justice from Egypt, Iran, the Republic of Indonesia, representatives from the Supreme Court of India, the Legislative Council of Uzbekistan and the Chairman of the International Law Commission of Serbia discussed the topic of “Sovereignty in Law”. — MNA/KZW

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