Global Sales Law

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Global Sales Law is a resource for the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG, also known as the Vienna Convention). Initially developed by Professor Peter Schlechtriem at the Institute of Foreign and International Private Law of the Albert-Ludwigs-University, the website is now run by Professor Ingeborg Schwenzer at the University of Basel. Global Sales Law features a database of CISG case law from around the world. The database is searchable across many fields, including seller's/buyer's country, jurisdiction, court/tribunal, and date. The keyword search field applies to the party names and type of goods involved; it does not search the full text of the decision. Many cases are available in English; some are available only in the original vernacular. The link to the full-text PDF of the case is available on the bottom of the bibliographic case description. Some PDFs are available directly from Global Sales Law, and some through Pace Law School (the Pace database), while others link to outside websites such as Justia. In addition to the case law database, Global Sales Law provides the full text of CISG in eleven language and the full text with the Secretariat Commentary in English. There are links to related conventions, arbitration websites, additional databases, and other relevant organizations and websites. Finally, an extensive bibliography of publications is available under the Materials tab. Click "search" to browse the entire bibliography, or search by keyword in the title or author. Full text of these publications is not available through this site; nonetheless the bibliography is impressive for its international scope. [IH]