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Overview of Myanmar's Judiciary

According to the Union Judiciary Law 2010, judicial principles are laid down as follows:

(a) to administer justice independently according to law;

(b) to dispense justice in open Court unless otherwise prohibited by law;

(c) to obtain the right of defence and the right of appeal in cases according to law;

(d) to support in the building of the rule of law and regional peace and tranquillity by protecting and safeguarding the interests of the people;

(e) to educate the people to understand and abide by the law and nurture the habit of abiding by the law by the people;

(f) to cause to compound and complete the cases within the framework of law for the settlement of cases among the public;

(g) to aim at reforming moral character in meting out punishment to offenders.

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