About Advisory Council
The CISG Advisory Council was founded on the initiative of the inspirational late Professor Albert Kritzer of the Institute of International Commercial Law in 2001. The CISG-AC is a private initiative which aims at promoting a uniform interpretation of the CISG. It is a private initiative in the sense that its members do not represent countries or legal cultures, but they are scholars who look beyond the cooking pot for ideas and for a more profound understanding of issues relating to the CISG. The CISG-AC has an observer status at UNCITRAL and UNIDROIT.
In practical terms, the primary purpose of the CISG-AC is to issue opinions relating to the interpretation and application of the Convention on request or on its own initiative. Requests may be submitted to the CISG-AC, in particular, by international organizations, professional associations and adjudication bodies. (from the official website)