This course examines whether the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (“CISG”), considered the paradigm of uniform substantive law conventions, has succeeded in creating uniform (sales) law that avoids recourse to domestic law. To do so, the course analyzes case law from courts and arbitral tribunals. This analysis will show that the solutions are not as uniform as one might think. This, in turn, will allow course participants to avoid the pitfalls that go hand in hand with the myth of uniformity the success of the CISG has (falsely) created.
3 ECTS credits