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Title: The Legal Aid Law - Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 10/2016 - ဥပေဒဆုိင္ရာအေထာက္အကူေပးေရးဥပေဒ (Burmese ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Date of publication: 18 January 2016
Description/subject: Provisional English title.
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw via Pyithu Hluttaw Website
Format/size: pdf (193K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.pyithuhluttaw.gov.mm/?q=laws&page=1
Date of entry/update: 28 January 2016


Title: Law On Arbitration Decisions - Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 5/2016 - အႏုညာတစီရင္ဆံုးျဖတ္ျခင္းဥပေဒ (Burmese ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Date of publication: 05 January 2016
Description/subject: Provisional English title.
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw via Pyithu Hluttaw Website
Format/size: pdf (281K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.pyithuhluttaw.gov.mm/?q=laws&page=1
Date of entry/update: 26 January 2016


Title: Law Amending the Myanmar Evidence Act - Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 73/2015 - သက္ေသခံအက္ဥပေဒကုိျပင္ဆင္သည့္ဥပေဒ
Date of publication: 24 December 2015
Description/subject: Provisional English title.
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw via Pyithu Hluttaw Website
Format/size: pdf (73K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.pyithuhluttaw.gov.mm/?q=laws
Date of entry/update: 07 January 2016


Title: Second Amendment of the Union Law on Legal Proceedings - Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 46/2015 - ျပည္ေထာင္စုတရားစီရင္ေရးဥပေဒ တတိယအႀကိမ္ျပင္ဆင္
Date of publication: 28 July 2015
Description/subject: Provisional English title.
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw via Myanmar Alin
Format/size: pdf (167K)
Date of entry/update: 29 August 2015


Title: Law on the commission for translating laws- Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 25/2015 - ဥပေဒဘာသာျပန္ေကာ္မရွင္ဥပေဒ
Date of publication: 09 April 2015
Description/subject: Provisional English title.
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw via Pyithu Hluttaw Website
Format/size: pdf (142K)
Date of entry/update: 27 April 2015


Title: Law Amending the Constitutional Court Law- Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 46/2014 (Burmese ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Date of publication: 05 November 2014
Description/subject: Provisional English title... A Pyithu Hluttaw website link is used as an alternate link to this law but it does not always work. ႏုိင္ငံေတာ္ဖြဲ႔စည္းပုံအေျခခံဥပေဒဆုိင္ရာခုံရုံးဥပေဒကုိ ဒုတိယအႀကိမ္ျပင္ဆင္သည့္ဥပေဒ
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw via Pyithu Hluttaw Website
Format/size: pdf (45K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.pyithuhluttaw.gov.mm/sites/default/files/laws/2015/01/05/46.%E1%82%8F%E1%80%AD%E1%80%AF%...
Date of entry/update: 24 February 2015


Title: Bill Amending the 1954 National [judicial?] Titles Law (Burmese ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Date of publication: 17 October 2014
Description/subject: Provisional/unofficial title ၁၉၅၄ခုႏွစ္ ႏုိင္ငံေတာ္အထိမ္းအမွတ္မ်ား(ဆင္ယင္ျပသမႈကန္႔သတ္ေရး)အက္ဥပေဒကုိ ျပင္ဆင္သည့္ဥပေဒၾကမ္း
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw via "Myanmar Alin" of 2014-10-17
Format/size: pdf (154K)
Date of entry/update: 20 October 2014


Title: Law Amending the Limitation Act - Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 36/2014 - ကာလစည္းကမ္းသတ္အက္ဥပေဒကို ျပင္ဆင္သည့္ဥပေဒ
Date of publication: 31 July 2014
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw
Format/size: pdf (22K)
Date of entry/update: 22 September 2014


Title: Law Amending the Judiciary Law - Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 35/2014 - ျပည္ေထာင္စုတရားစီရင္ေရးကိုျပင္ဆင္သည့္ဥပေဒ
Date of publication: 30 July 2014
Description/subject: This is a provisional English title, not an official one.
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw
Format/size: pdf (225K)
Date of entry/update: 19 September 2014


Title: Bill on detention... က်ဳးလြန္တတ္သူမ်ား ေျခခ်ဳပ္ႏွင့္ခံ၀န္ ျပင္ဆင္အက္ဥပေဒ
Date of publication: 20 July 2014
Description/subject: Provisional English title. This bill... has to do with recidivists, detaining and taking action against them.
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: President's Office
Format/size: pdf (269K)
Date of entry/update: 22 July 2014


Title: Law Amending The Code of Civil Procedure - Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 29/2014 - တရားမက်င္႔ထံုးဥပေဒကိုျပင္ဆင္သည္ဥပေဒ
Date of publication: 03 July 2014
Description/subject: Provisional English title.
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw
Format/size: pdf (48K)
Date of entry/update: 22 September 2014


Title: Law Repealing the Whipping Act - Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 27/2014 - ႀကိမ္ဒဏ္ေပးျခင္းအက္ဥပေဒကို ရုပ္သိမ္းသည့္ဥပေဒ
Date of publication: 01 July 2014
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw
Format/size: pdf (22K)
Date of entry/update: 22 September 2014


Title: Law on the Application for Writs - Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law 24/2014 - စာခၽြန္ေတာ္အမိန္႔ေလၽွာက္ထားမႈဆိုင္ရာဥပေဒ
Date of publication: 05 June 2014
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw
Format/size: pdf (50K)
Date of entry/update: 26 June 2014


Title: Law Amending the Court Fees Act - Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 14 - ရုံးခြန္အက္ဥပေဒကုိျပင္ဆင္သည့္ဥပေဒ
Date of publication: 19 March 2014
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw
Format/size: pdf (60K)
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2014


Title: Law Amending the Judiciary Law - Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law 30/2013 - ျပည္ေထာင္စုတရားစီရင္ေရး ျပင္ဆင္ဥပေဒ
Date of publication: 08 October 2013
Description/subject: judiciary
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw
Format/size: pdf (16K)
Date of entry/update: 30 November 2013


Title: Contempt of Courts Law - Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 17/2013 (English)
Date of publication: 29 July 2013
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw
Format/size: pdf (3K)
Date of entry/update: 05 June 2014


Title: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law 17/2013 Contempt of Courts Law - တရားရုံးမ်ားကုိ မထီမဲ့ျမင္ျပဳမႈဥပေဒ
Date of publication: 29 July 2013
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw
Format/size: pdf (43K)
Date of entry/update: 01 December 2013


Title: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law 13/2013 - အထူးကာလစည္းကမ္းသတ္ႏွင့္အတုိးကန္႔သတ္ေရးအက္ဥပေဒရုတ္သိမ္းသည့္ဥပေဒ
Date of publication: 28 June 2013
Description/subject: usurer
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw
Format/size: pdf (19K)
Date of entry/update: 01 December 2013


Title: Bill Amending the Code of Civil Procedure - တရားမက်င့္ထံုးဥပေဒကိုျပင္ဆင္သည့္ ဥပေဒၾကမ္း
Date of publication: 09 July 2012
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: "Myanmar Alin"
Format/size: pdf (200K)
Date of entry/update: 22 September 2012


Title: Bill Amending the Contempt of Court Act - တရားရံုးမ်ားမထီမဲ့ျမင္ျပဳမႈဥပေဒၾကမ္း
Date of publication: 09 July 2012
Description/subject: Revoking the Contempt of Courts Act, 1926 by this Law... the Contempt of Courts Act, 1926 ကို ဤဥပေဒ ျဖင့္ ရုပ္သိမ္းလုိက္သည္...
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: "Myanmar Alin"
Format/size: pdf (168K)
Date of entry/update: 22 September 2012


Title: Bill Amending the Limitation Act - ကာလစည္းကမ္းသတ္အက္ဥပေဒကို ျပင္ဆင္သည့္ဥပေဒၾကမ္း
Date of publication: 09 July 2012
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: "Myanmar Alin"
Format/size: pdf (53K)
Date of entry/update: 22 September 2012


Title: Bill Amending the Penal Code - ရာဇသတ္ႀကီးဥပေဒကို ျပင္ဆင္သည့္ဥပေဒ (Burmese ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Date of publication: 09 July 2012
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: "Myanmar Alin"
Format/size: pdf (360K)
Date of entry/update: 22 September 2012


Title: Bill Amending the Code of Criminal Procedure / ရာဇ၀တ္က်င့္ထံုး ဥပေဒကို ျပင္ဆင္သည့္ ဥပေဒၾကမ္း (Burmese ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Date of publication: 2012
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: "Myanmar Alin"
Format/size: pdf (632K)
Date of entry/update: 22 September 2012


Title: The Law Amending the Attorney General Law, 2001 - SPDC Law No. 3/2003 (English))
Date of publication: 02 February 2003
Description/subject: The Union of Myanmar... The State Peace and Development Council... The Law Amending the Attorney General Law, 2001 (The State Peace and Development Council Law No. 3/2003) The 1st Waxing Day of Tabodwe, 1364 ME (2nd February 2003)
Language: English
Source/publisher: SPDC via BLC
Format/size: pdf (55K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs15/2003-SPDC_Law2003-03-Law_Amending_the%20Attorney-General_Law-en....
Date of entry/update: 16 July 2005


Title: The Law Amending the Judiciary Law, 2000 - SPDC Law No. 2/2003 (English)
Date of publication: 02 February 2003
Description/subject: The Union of Myanmar... The State Peace and Development Council... The Law Amending the Judiciary Law, 2000... (The State Peace and Development Council Law No. 2/2003)... The 1st Waxing Day of Tabodwe, 1364 ME (2nd February 2003
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Peace and Development Council
Format/size: pdf (52K)
Date of entry/update: 10 June 2013


Title: The Attorney General Law, 2001 - SPDC Law No. 1/2001 (English)
Date of publication: 27 February 2001
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) via The Burma Lawyers' Council
Format/size: pdf (65K)
Alternate URLs: http://web.archive.org/web/20110902213214/http://www.blc-burma.org/html/Myanmar%20Law/lr_e_ml01_01....
Date of entry/update: 03 June 2003


Title: The Law Amending the Code of Civil Procedure - SPDC Law No. 6/2000 (English)
Date of publication: 12 July 2000
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) via The Burma Lawyers' Council
Format/size: pdf (59K), html
Alternate URLs: http://web.archive.org/web/20110902221442/http://www.blc-burma.org/html/Myanmar%20Law/lr_e_ml00_06....
Date of entry/update: 11 June 2013


Title: The Judiciary Law, 2000 - SPDC Law No. 5/2000 (English
Date of publication: 27 June 2000
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) via The Burma Lawyers' Council
Format/size: pdf (66K), html
Alternate URLs: http://web.archive.org/web/20110902213200/http://www.blc-burma.org/html/Myanmar%20Law/lr_e_ml00_05....
Date of entry/update: 10 June 2013


Title: The Courts Manual (4th Edition, 1999) (English/ Burmese ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Date of publication: 1999
Description/subject: TABLE OF CONTENTS (157K)... PART I - LEGAL PRACTIONERS AND PETITION WRITERS (1.8MB)... PART II - INSTRUCTIONS AND ORDERS RELATING TO BOTH CIVIL AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE (2.9MB)... PART III - CIVIL PROCEDURE (4MB)... PART IV - CRIMINAL PROCEDURE (6.8MB)... APPENDICES (1.3MB)... THE COURTS MANUAL - ENGLISH (17MB) Full text... THE COURTS MANUAL – ENGLISH AND BURMESE (26MB) Full text
Language: English, Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Myanmar Supreme Court
Format/size: pdf (63K)
Date of entry/update: 15 December 2012


Title: The Law Amending the Court Fees Act - SLORC Law No. 6/90 (English)
Date of publication: 30 March 1990
Description/subject: The State Law and Order Restoration Council - The Law Amending the Court Fees Act - (The State Law and Order Restoration Council Law No. 6/90) - The 5th Waxing Day of Hnaung Tagu, 1351 M.E. (30th March, 1990
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC) via The Burma Lawyers' Council
Format/size: pdf (60K)
Date of entry/update: 13 June 2013


Title: The Special Limitation Law - SLORC Law No. 9/88 (English)
Date of publication: 07 November 1988
Description/subject: The State Law and Order Restoration Council - The Special Limitation Law - (The State Law and Order Restoration Council Law No. 9/88)- The 13th Waning Day of Thadingyut, 1350 M.E (7th November, 1988)
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC)
Format/size: pdf (66K)
Date of entry/update: 16 June 2013


Title: The Special Limitation Law - SLORC Law No. 9/88 - အထူးကာလစည္းကမ္းသတ္ဥပေဒ
Date of publication: 19 October 1988
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC)
Format/size: pdf (243K)
Date of entry/update: 22 August 2013


Title: The Attorney General Law - SLORC Law No. 3/88 (English)
Date of publication: 27 September 1988
Description/subject: The State Law and Order Restoration Council - The Attorney-General Law - (The State Law and Order Restoration Council Law No.3/88) - The 1st Waning Day of Tawthalin, 1350 M.E. (26th September, 1988)
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC)
Format/size: pdf (70K)
Date of entry/update: 15 June 2013


Title: The Attorney General Law - SLORC Law No. 3/88 - ၁၉၈၈ ခုႏွစ္၊ ႏိုင္ငံေတာ္ၿငိမ္၀ပ္ပိျပားမႈတည္ေဆာက္ေရးအဖြဲ႕ ေရွ႕ေနဥပေဒ
Date of publication: 26 September 1988
Description/subject: The State Law and Order Restoration Council - The Attorney-General Law - (The State Law and Order Restoration Council Law No.3/88) - The 1st Waning Day of Tawthalin, 1350 M.E. (26th September, 1988)
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC)
Format/size: pdf (223K)
Date of entry/update: 21 August 2013


Title: The Judiciary Law - SLORC Law No. 2/88 (English)
Date of publication: 26 September 1988
Description/subject: The State Law and Order Restoration Council - The Judiciary Law - (State Law and Restoration Law No. 2/88) - September 26th, 1988)
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC)
Format/size: pdf (73K)
Date of entry/update: 15 June 2013


Title: The Judiciary Law - SLORC Law No. 2/88 - ၁၉၈၈ခုႏွစ္ န.၀.တ တရားစီရင္ေရးဥပေဒ
Date of publication: 26 September 1988
Description/subject: The State Law and Order Restoration Council - The Judiciary Law - (State Law and Restoration Law No. 2/88) - September 26th, 1988)
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC)
Format/size: pdf (527K)
Alternate URLs: http://web.archive.org/web/20101202093256/http://www.blc-burma.org/pdf/Law/ML%20Burmese
%20details/Law%2088-02b.pdf
Date of entry/update: 21 August 2013


Title: THE ARBITRATION ACT, 1944
Date of publication: 01 March 1946
Description/subject: THE ARBITRATION ACT, 1944 [Burma Act IV, 1944.] (1st March, 1946.) Whereas it is expedient to consolidate and amend the law relating to arbitration in [the Union Burma] It is hereby enacted as follows :—
Language: English
Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma via "The Burma Code" Vol. XI (pp 373-389)
Format/size: pdf (321K)
Date of entry/update: 23 August 2013


Title: THE ARBITRATION (PROTOCOL AND CONVENTION) ACT. [India Act VI, 1937.]
Date of publication: 19 January 1939
Language: English
Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma via "The Burma Code" Vol.XI
Format/size: pdf (196K, 276K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs15/1937-Arbitration_(Protocol_and_Convention)-tu-en.pdf
Date of entry/update: 24 August 2013


Title: The Contempt of Courts Act
Date of publication: 01 May 1926
Language: English
Source/publisher: "The Burma Code" Vol. I (Govt. of the Union of Burma)
Format/size: pdf (11K)
Date of entry/update: 17 March 2009


Title: Burma/Myanmar Code of Civil Procedure
Date of publication: 01 January 1909
Description/subject: Scanned from "The Burma Code" Vol. XII. 1979 edition
Language: English
Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma via "The Burma Code" Vol. XII (1979 Edition)
Format/size: pdf (8.3MB)
Date of entry/update: 25 December 2012


Title: The Code of Criminal Procedure
Date of publication: 01 July 1898
Language: English
Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma via "The Burma Code" Vol. VIII, via Burma Lawyers' Council
Format/size: html, pdf
Date of entry/update: 24 June 2005


Title: The Evidence Act
Date of publication: 1872
Description/subject: Sections: 1. Application of Act.... 2. * * * *... 3. Interpretation clause... 4. “May presume.”... “ Shall presume. ” “ Conclusive proof. *....."The Evidence Act of 1872 sets out the rules of evidence in Myanmar. The Evidence Act establishes rules similar in form and content to those in other former British colonies in the region and in Britain today. 6 The Evidence Act is applicable to all judicial proceedings before any court 7 and to all judges or other persons legally authorized to hear evidence. 8 However, the Evidence Act does not apply to arbitrations..." (Alec Christie)
Language: English
Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Myanmar via "The Burma Code" (Myanmar Code), Vol. XII
Format/size: pdf (1.6MB)
Date of entry/update: 30 April 2013


Title: The Penal Code (English)
Date of publication: 01 May 1861
Description/subject: Table of contents followed by all 511 articles, in one big document... (INDIA ACT XLV. 1860) (1st May. 1861) The pdf version is based on the BLC version. A spell-check was run on the BLC version and checked against a hard-copy version of the "Myanmar Code". The hard-copy version was taken as authoritative and the text amended accordingly. Some obvious mistakes exist in the hard-copy original. These are left as-is, followed by "[sic. "xxxx" is presumably intended"]". The BLC version does not contain all the footnotes which exist in the hard-copy version. These will be added in a Corr.2
Language: English
Source/publisher: Government of Burma via Burma Lawyers' Council via Online Burma/Myanmar Library
Format/size: (pdf (785K); html (1.8MB)
Date of entry/update: 16 March 2006