Skip to Main Content
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Logo

Pritzker Legal Research Center

International Commercial Arbitration & International Sales Law


The UN Convention on the Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) is a treaty that provides a uniform regime for contracts for the international sale of goods. As of October 2019, there are 92 parties to this multilateral agreement. The CISG was adopted on 11 April 1980 and entered into force on 1 January 1988. 


Commentaries provide article-by-article analysis of the CISG and cite to relevant cases, travaux préparatoires (preparatory works), and other materials.

Textbooks & Guides

Case Law

Travaux Préparatoires

Travaux préparatoires (preparatory works) refers to the negotiating history of a treaty and may be consulted to assist with interpreting a treaty.

Online resources include:

Print resources include: