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The Interpretive Turn In International Sales Law: An Analysis Of Fiften Years Of Cisg Jurisprudence, Larry A. Dimatteo, Lucien Dhooge, Stephanie Greene, Virginia Maurer Jan 2004

The Interpretive Turn In International Sales Law: An Analysis Of Fiften Years Of Cisg Jurisprudence, Larry A. Dimatteo, Lucien Dhooge, Stephanie Greene, Virginia Maurer

Northwestern Journal of International Law & Business

The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods ("CISG") was adopted on April 11, 1980, under the auspices of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law ("UNCITRAL"). The focus of this article is not whether the CISG mandates or should mandate absolute uniformity of application. The literature on this subject is quite extensive.15 Instead, this article recognizes that many CISG provisions are the product of compromise and thus we ask whether these compromises have proven to be effective or have resulted in a chaotic jurisprudence. How have the articles of the CISG actually been interpreted …