A 16th coordination meeting of Union Supreme Court and states/regions High Courts was held yesterday morning at the meeting hall of Union Supreme Court, Nay Pyi Taw where Union Chief Justice U Htun Htun Oo attended and delivered an opening speech.
Union Chief Justice U Htun Htun Oo said judiciary work is the main job of the courts and the works of courts at states, regions, districts and townships are to be managed so that cases are heard and decided in a timely manner, fairly, without bias and corruption. The judicial pillar is to be straight and firm. More emphasis is to be placed toward the people having access to news and information about courts and efforts must be made toward maintaining the good name of the courts and raise the trust and reliance of the people on courts.
On cases that are being filed and decided from 1 January to 31 December 2018, Union Chief Justice said the Union Supreme Court accepted 2,001 criminal, 2,750 civil and 317 writs cases of which 2,010 criminal (including 9 cases from past year), 2,860 civil (including 110 cases from past year) and 333 writs cases (including 16 cases from past year) were decided.
States/regions High Courts accepted 7,381 criminal and 6,076 civil cases of which 7,073 criminal and 5,161 civil cases were decided.
District courts accepted 23,829 criminal and 13,393 civil cases of which 22,414 criminal and 11,853 civil cases were decided. Township courts accepted 315,023 criminal and 29,162 civil cases of which 310,790 criminal and 27,459 civil cases were decided.
Juvenile Courts (Yangon and Mandalay) received 351 cases and 394 (including 43 from past year) were decided. Municipal Courts (Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon and Mandalay) accepted 14,067 cases and decided 14,259 cases that include 192 cases from last year.
Traffic offence courts (Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon and Mandalay) accepted and decided on 119,662 cases. Countrywide, more cases were completed compared to last year but target had not been reached yet and thus cases are urged to be managed effectively according to the law said the Union Chief Judge.
The coordination meeting was attended by Supreme Court Judges, States/Regions Chief Judges, Permanent Secretary, directors general, deputy directors general and directors from Union Supreme Court Office and Office of the Union Judiciary Supervision, States/Regions chief law officers and district judges. The coordination meeting will be held until 16 February it is learnt.
—MNA (Translated by Zaw Min)