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The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods

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This web site, prepared and maintained by Istanbul Bilgi University Law Faculty, is dedicated to the promotion of legal discussion, activities and case law regarding the United Nations Convention on International Sale of Goods ('CISG') adopted on 11 April 1980 and aims at increasing the visibility and correct application of CISG as well as supporting further academic discussion and activities in Turkey.


As of 2021, there are 94 Contracting States to the Convention. Turkey has signed the CISG on 7 July 2010 and the Convention has entered into force on 1 August 2011.


This platform makes available the list of Contracting States, the full text of the Convention both in English and Turkish as well as the opinions of CISG Advisory Council in both of these languages. It also provides access to the case law and scholarly work published in Turkish relating to the law on international sale of goods.


Additionally, the information regarding academic activities (i.e. certificate programmes, conferences and moot court competitions) organized by Istanbul Bilgi University is announced on this platform.