Vol. 5, Issue 3 (2019)
The United Nations convention on contracts for international sale of goods (CISG) 1980 and the applicable legal rule for its interpretation
Author(s): Mausumi Akter
Abstract: This article deals with two issues: (1) the CISG and (2) the applicable legal rule for the interpretation of the CISG. It introduces the CISG by answering very three primary questions i.e. what is the CISG? How it came into existence? What is the CISG about? It discusses five aspects of the Convention i.e. purpose, aim, characteristics, function and legal nature of the CISG. It provides insight on the interpretation of the CISG. Most important part of this paper is; it endorses the legal standing of Article 7 as an interpretive provision for the CISG. It shows that Article 7 was created following the legal nature of the CISG and also shows its structure.