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Title: Myanmar Law Reports (1989-until now)
Date of publication: 2014
Description/subject: Myanmar Law Reports 1990... Myanmar Law Reports 1991... Myanmar Law Reports 1992... Myanmar Law Reports 1993... Myanmar Law Reports 1994... Myanmar Law Reports 1995... Myanmar Law Reports 1996... Myanmar Law Reports 1998... Myanmar Law Reports 1999... Myanmar Law Reports 2001... Myanmar Law Reports 2002... Myanmar Law Reports 2002-2... Myanmar Law Reports 2003... Myanmar Law Reports 2004... Myanmar Law Reports 2005... Myanmar Law Reports 2006... Myanmar Law Reports 2007... Myanmar Law Reports 2008... Myanmar Law Reports 2009... Myanmar Law Reports 2010... Myanmar Law Reports 2011... Myanmar Law Reports 2012... Myanmar Law Reports 2013... Myanmar Law Reports 2014.
Language: Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Myanmar Law Library
Format/size: html, pdf
Alternate URLs: http://myanmar-law-library.org/
Date of entry/update: 03 April 2017


Title: Burma Law Reports (1948-1988)
Date of publication: 1988
Description/subject: Burma Law Reports 1948... Burma Law Reports 1949... Burma Law Reports 1950... Burma Law Reports 1951... Burma Law Reports 1952... Burma Law Reports 1953... Burma Law Reports 1954... Burma Law Reports 1955... Burma Law Reports 1956... Burma Law Reports 1957... Burma Law Reports 1958... Burma Law Reports 1959 (High Court)... Burma Law Reports 1959 (Supreme Court)... Burma Law Reports 1960 (High Court)... Burma Law Reports 1960 (Supreme Court)... Burma Law Reports 1961... Burma Law Reports 1962... Burma Law Reports 1963... Burma Law Reports 1964... Burma Law Reports 1965... Burma Law Reports 1966... Burma Law Reports 1966-2... Burma Law Reports 1967... Burma Law Reports 1968... Burma Law Reports 1969... Burma Law Reports 1970... Burma Law Reports 1971... Burma Law Reports 1972 Burma Law Reports 1973... Burma Law Reports 1974... Burma Law Reports 1975... Burma Law Reports 1976... Burma Law Reports 1977... Burma Law Reports 1978... Burma Law Reports 1978-2... Burma Law Reports 1979... Burma Law Reports 1979-2... Burma Law Reports 1980... Burma Law Reports 1981... Burma Law Reports 1982... Burma Law Reports 1983... Burma Law Reports 1984... Burma Law Reports 1985... Burma Law Reports 1986... Burma Law Reports 1987... Burma Law Reports 1988
Language: English, Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Myanmar Law Library
Format/size: html, pdf
Alternate URLs: http://myanmar-law-library.org/
Date of entry/update: 02 April 2017


Title: Rangoon Law Reports (1937-1942; 1946-1947)
Date of publication: 1947
Description/subject: Rangoon Law Reports 1937... Rangoon Law Reports 1938... Rangoon Law Reports 1939... Rangoon Law Reports 1940... Rangoon Law Reports 1941... Rangoon Law Reports 1942... Rangoon Law Reports 1946... Rangoon Law Reports 1947
Language: English, Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Myanmar Law Library
Format/size: html, pdf
Alternate URLs: http://myanmar-law-library.org/
Date of entry/update: 02 April 2017


Title: All India Reporter, Rangoon (1923-1937)
Date of publication: 1937
Description/subject: All India Reporter 1925... All India Reporter 1929... All India Reporter 1930... All India Reporter 1934
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Law Library
Format/size: html, pdf
Alternate URLs: http://myanmar-law-library.org/
Date of entry/update: 03 April 2017


Title: Indian Law Reports Rangoon Series (1923-1937)
Date of publication: 1937
Description/subject: Indian Law Reports Rangoon Series 1923... Indian Law Reports Rangoon Series 1924... Indian Law Reports Rangoon Series 1925... Indian Law Reports Rangoon Series 1926... Indian Law Reports Rangoon Series 1927... Indian Law Reports Rangoon Series 1928... Indian Law Reports Rangoon Series 1929... Indian Law Reports Rangoon Series 1930... Indian Law Reports Rangoon Series 1931... Indian Law Reports Rangoon Series 1932... Indian Law Reports Rangoon Series 1933... Indian Law Reports Rangoon Series 1934... Indian Law Reports Rangoon Series 1935... Indian Law Reports Rangoon Series 1936-1937
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Law Library
Format/size: html, pdf
Alternate URLs: http://myanmar-law-library.org/
Date of entry/update: 02 April 2017


Title: Burma Law Journal (1922-1927)
Date of publication: 1927
Description/subject: Burma Law Journal Vol. 1 1922... Burma Law Journal Vol. 2 1923... Burma Law Journal Vol. 3 1924... Burma Law Journal Vol. 4 1925... Burma Law Journal Vol. 5 1926
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Law Library
Format/size: html, pdf
Alternate URLs: http://myanmar-law-library.org/
Date of entry/update: 02 April 2017


Title: Lower Burma Rulings of the Chief Court, Rangoon (1900-1922)
Date of publication: 1922
Description/subject: Lower Burma Rulings 1900-1902... Lower Burma Rulings 1903-1904... Lower Burma Rulings 1905-1906... Lower Burma Rulings 1907-1908... Lower Burma Rulings 1909-1910... Lower Burma Rulings 1911-1912... Lower Burma Rulings 1913-1914... Lower Burma Rulings 1915-1916... Lower Burma Rulings 1917-1918... Lower Burma Rulings 1919-1920... Lower Burma Rulings 1921-1922
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Law Library
Format/size: html, pdf
Alternate URLs: http://myanmar-law-library.org/
Date of entry/update: 03 April 2017


Title: Upper Burma Rulings (1892-1922)
Date of publication: 1922
Description/subject: Upper Burma Rulings 1892-1896 Civil... Upper Burma Rulings 1892-1896 Criminal... Upper Burma Rulings 1897-1901 Civil... Upper Burma Rulings 1897-1901 Criminal... Upper Burma Rulings 1902-1903 Civil... Upper Burma Rulings 1902-1903 Criminal... Upper Burma Rulings 1904-1906 Civil... Upper Burma Rulings 1904-1906 Criminal Upper Burma Rulings 1907-1909 Civil... Upper Burma Rulings 1907-1909 Criminal... Upper Burma Rulings 1910-1913 Vol. 1... Upper Burma Rulings 1914-1916 Vol. 2... Upper Burma Rulings 1921-1922 Vol. 4... Upper Burma Rulings Index... Upper Burma Rulings Index 1892-1917
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Law Library
Format/size: html, pdf
Alternate URLs: http://myanmar-law-library.org/
Date of entry/update: 03 April 2017


Title: Burma Law Times (1907-1920)
Date of publication: 1920
Description/subject: Burma Law Times Vol. 1 1907... Burma Law Times Vol. 10 1917... Burma Law Times Vol. 11 1918... Burma Law Times Vol. 12 1919... Burma Law Times Vol. 13 1920... Burma Law Times Vol. 2 1909... Burma Law Times Vol. 3 1910... Burma Law Times Vol. 4 1911... Burma Law Times Vol. 5 1912... Burma Law Times Vol. 6 1913... Burma Law Times Vol. 7 1914... Burma Law Times Vol. 8 1915... Burma Law Times Vol. 9 1916
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Law Library
Format/size: html, pdf
Alternate URLs: http://myanmar-law-library.org/
Date of entry/update: 03 April 2017


Title: Printed Judgements of Lower Burma (1893-1900)
Date of publication: 1900
Description/subject: Printed Judgements of Lower Burma (1893-1900)
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Law Library
Format/size: html, pdf
Alternate URLs: http://myanmar-law-library.org/
Date of entry/update: 03 April 2017


Title: Selected Judgements of Lower Burma (1872-1892)
Date of publication: 1892
Description/subject: Selected Judgements of Lower Burma (1872-1892)
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Law Library
Format/size: html, pdf
Alternate URLs: http://myanmar-law-library.org/
Date of entry/update: 03 April 2017


Individual Documents

Title: A COMPARISON OF THE FIRST AND FIFTIETH YEAR OF INDEPENDENT BURMA'S LAW REPORTS
Date of publication: 2004
Description/subject: "This article compares the annual Law Reports of the first year of Burmese independence in 1948 with those published in the fiftieth year of Burmese independence (1998). In making the comparison, the author highlights the fundamental changes that occurred in the structure and composition of the highest courts in Burma, along with relevant background and factors effecting these changes. There was a movement away from the predominant use of English in 1948 towards judgments exclusively in Burmese in the 1998 Law Reports. Burma's neighbours, who shared a common law legal heritage, did not follow this trend after their independence. This shift, combined with Burma's isolation from the rest of the world, makes analysis of Burmese case law from the past three and a half decades very difficult for anyone not proficient in the Burmese language. This article tries to fill the lacunae as far as the Law Report from the fiftieth year of Burma's independence is concerned."
Author/creator: Myint Zan
Language: English
Source/publisher: Victoria University of Wellington Law Review (Vol. 35, Issue 2)
Format/size: pdf (255K)
Date of entry/update: 21 August 2014


Title: Union of Myanmar v. U Ye Naung and Another
Date of publication: 08 April 1991
Description/subject: "...in finally acquitting the two defendants Ye Naung and Myint Oo (a.k.a.) Mya Oo of all charges the Supreme Court found that, “There is not any evidence against defendants Ye Naung and Myint Oo apart from their statement before Defence Services Intelligence. While it is correct that Defence Services Intelligence unit personnel are persons authorized to uncover and arrest criminal offenders and confessions made before them are admissible as evidence in Military Courts under Defence Services Rule 22(2)(3)(4), it is apparent that they are not admissible as evidence in 1991 The Union of Myanmar v. U Ye Naung & Another civilian courts under the Evidence Act, section 24”; thus the defendants finally acquitted on the basis of the finding on the Evidence Act, section 24, the Office of the Attorney General moved that in its understanding the finding does not correspond with the law for the Chief Justice with the Full Bench of the Supreme Court to undertake to re-examine the said finding in accordance with the Procedures for the Hearing of Special Appeals, paragraph 17, giving rise to this Special Appeal..."
Author/creator: Supreme Court bench, comprising of U Aung Toe, Chairman; U Aye Ohn, U Kyaw Tint, U Myo Htun Linn and U Kyaw Win, Members, (trans. Nick Cheesman)
Language: English, Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: Myanmar Law Reports, 1991
Format/size: pdf (409K)
Date of entry/update: 21 August 2014


Title: U Kyaw Lin v. Socialist Republic of the Union of Burma (English, Burmese ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Date of publication: 20 September 1978
Description/subject: "...The charges against the appellant U Kyaw Lin in regards to the U Thant funeral incident are that he was in violation of Penal Code section 143 to the extent that the defendants defied an order of the Rangoon Municipality in gathering with the common object of jointly upsetting law and order as participants in an unlawful assembly; in violation of Penal Code section 447 as this crowd invaded and occupied the Rangoon University campus and Convocation Hall without relevant authorization and starting in the schoolrooms of the buildings held meetings and conducted a host of activities; and, in violation of Penal Code sections 124(A)/149 as some students and some members of the monkhood gave anti-government speeches at the Convocation Hall and site of the former student union building, and printed and distributed seditious pamphlets. 3 It emerged from the testimonies of prosecution witnesses that in regards to the U Thant funeral matter the appellant U Kyaw Lin from the beginning on 5-12-1974 acted as advisor to the Funeral Central Committee; and, that among writings to excite sedition wrote a letter in English to be sent to the United Nations. Nor has there been refutation of these charges. It was submitted [by the defendant] that the court could assign guilt however it pleased; and, that the police inquiry was illegal and on top of it, no firm evidence was presented..."
Author/creator: Central Court bench, comprising of U Hla Maung, Chairman; U Aye Maung and U Thant Sin, Members, (trans. Nick Cheesman)
Language: English, Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Burma Law Reports, 1978
Format/size: pdf (204K)
Date of entry/update: 21 August 2014


Title: “Intention” (English, Burmese ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Date of publication: 31 December 1970
Description/subject: "...In making state policy a success by issuing rulings with the quality of justice, the Special Criminal Courts’ Appeal Court is a leading body. Significantly, in order to fulfill its leadership duties the Appeal Court’s chairman and members include members of the Revolutionary Council and cabinet ministers. There can be no persons more familiar with state policy than those persons involved in formulating policy. There can be no persons with more practical understanding of how the power of law also can be used to make policy a success than those persons. Indeed, in traditional Burmese justice too, when the ministers involved both in the making of law and management of state affairs, under the leadership of the king and crown prince, together heard and ruled on appeals they issued verdicts with the quality of justice and which made state policy a success. In the villages and townships likewise, respected learned persons who emerged from among the people were assigned to adjudicate on tribunals. Thus, the judiciary was not independent of the people..."
Author/creator: Dr. Maung Maung, Chief Justice, Chief Court; Member, Special Criminal Courts’ Appeal Court (trans. Nick Cheesman)
Language: English, Burmese (ျမန္မာဘာသာ)
Source/publisher: Special Criminal Courts’ Appeal Court Rulings (1965–70), 1971
Format/size: pdf (299K)
Date of entry/update: 21 August 2014