Autonomous Network of CISG Websites
- Charter of the network
- Current participants
- Nature of the Network
- An invitation to participate
- Website colleagues
- Brazil <http://www.cisg-brasil.net>
- Canada <http://www.cisg.ca>
Latin America <http://www.cisgspanish.com/>
- Austria <http://www.cisg.at/>
- France <http://www.cisg.fr>
- Germany <http://www.cisg-online.ch/>
- Greece <http://www.cisg.law.pace.edu/cisg/greek-cisg/index2.html>
Nordic States <http://cisgnordic.net>
ASIA AND OCEANEA
- China <http://aff.whu.edu.cn/cisgchina/en/>
- Japan <http://lex.juris.hokudai.ac.jp/~sono/cisg/eng_index.html>
- South Korea <http://www.cisg.law.pace.edu/cisg/cisgsk/index.html>
- Thailand <http://cisg.spu.ac.th/>
The foundation of the Autonomous Network of CISG Websites is collegiality. The Internet is a very inexpensive and effective way for us to cooperate in this manner.
This is a uniform law network. The world's uniform international sales law belongs to each country and to all countries. To help one another, we share experience and lessons learned. Each national or regional website provider designs its site to best serve traders and counsel of its home market; together we serve the world market. The network is synergetic -- the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
Sir Roger Bannister: The Four Minute Mile
"Relive one of the great moments in sports history: Roger Bannister's classic memoir of how he became the first to break the four-minute barrier in the mile." Franklin Press.
Uniform law: CISG article 7(1): The jurisconsultorium barrier
We too seek to break a barrier: a jurisconsultorium barrier. We seek to help set in place a global jurisconsultorium on uniform law for jurists and arbitrators of all jurisdictions, counsel who plead before them, law students, and scholars who comment -- to enable them to have an improved opportunity to consider doctrine and jurisprudence on uniform law from all jurisdictions, including jurisdictions other than their own.
When Roger Bannister broke his barrier, others proceeded to break this barrier in better ways than Bannister. Their successors learn from Bannister and from them. We seek the same. Pursuant to the mandate recited in Article 7(1) of the CISG, we seek to help break a jurisconsultorium barrier for an important uniform law. There are other important uniform laws with similar mandates. The methodology we implement together can also be applied to them. When others do so, their achievements will delight -- as occurred with Bannister's successors. We will learn from them. We will improve our service to our profession and to the world community.
We encourage scholars of all countries to join this endeavor. We will do our best to help you enrich your presentation by providing useful material for you to link to, as do all of the other network sites.
Help traders and counsel of your country
The Autonomous Network of CISG Websites is not yet world wide. Help make it so. For countries/languages not yet represented, consider a comparable service for your country. We court persons interested in uniform laws: professors, practitioners or students. Where you do not have Internet server capability, Pace offers to assist. Together we can make it happen. E-mail contact: email@example.com
What is involved?
The elements of the typical network website consist of a text of the uniform law in one's language; a bibliography of scholarly writings on the uniform law that are of special interest to traders and counsel of one's market, with texts of such articles presented to the extent available; and data on emerging case law from one's market, with links to other network websites.
To facilitate intra-network dialogues, suggested improvements and sharings of lessons learned, e-mail addresses are provided for each site and/or the regional representatives.
Africa. The CISG-Africa website is edited by Prof. Siegfried Eiselen, University of South Africa <Eiselgts@unisa.ac.za> and hosted at his university.
Arab States. Middle East Center for International Commercial Law. Dr. Hossam A. El Saghir, Associate Dean for Higher Studies, Menoufia University Faculty of Law <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Australia. Victoria University of Technology, Melbourne. Lecturer of Law Bruno Zeller <Bruno.Zeller@vu.edu.au>.
Austria. The CISG-Austria site is edited by Dr. Peter Konwitschka, Rechtsanwalt <email@example.com>, Schnherr Rechtsanwalte OEG (Vienna) and Birgit Kurtz, Esq. <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Alston & Bird, LLP (NY).
Belgium. A CISG-Belgium site on the Uniform International Sales Law was produced and edited at the Institute for International Trade Law of Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. The members of the Institute are Prof. Dr. Hans van Houtte, Dr. Marta Pertegs Sender, Karen Vandekerckhome, Thalia Kruger <Thalia.Kruger@law.kuleuven.ac.be>, Johan Verlinden, Jos Decoker, Hans Das, Bart Delmartino, Viviane Verbist.
Brazil. CISG-Brasil website <http://www.cisg-brasil.net>. Editor-in-chief: Leandro Tripodi <Leandro@cisg-brasil.net>.
Canada. CISG Canada was founded and is edited by Dr. Peter Mazzacano <email@example.com>.
France. Centre juridique franco-allemand, Universit de la Sarre. Prof. Dr. Claude Witz, Chaire de Droit privfranais <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Website administration email@example.com
Israel. Center for Commercial Law, Bar Ilan University. Dr. Arie Reich <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Japan. Kyushu University. Prof. Hiroo Sono <email@example.com>.
Korea. CISG-Republic of Korea website editor: Danielle Choi <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Latin America. Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Professora Ma del Pilar Perales Viscasillas <email@example.com>.
Nordic States. CISG Nordic provides coverage for all five Nordic States - Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. This site is edited by Thomas Neumann < firstname.lastname@example.org > of the Aalborg University.
Spain. Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Professora Ma del Pilar Perales Viscasillas <email@example.com>.
Switzerland. Hosted by the University of Basel, CISG-online.ch is a successor to the CISG online website of the University of Freiburg. Project leader is Prof. Dr. Ulrich G. Schroeter <firstname.lastname@example.org> and research assistant is Till Maier-Lohmann, Ref. iur. <email@example.com>.
Thailand. The CISG-Thailand website is hosted by Sripatum University and edited by Dr. Jumpita Ruangvichathorn <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Turkey. CISG-Turkey website is hosted by Istanbul Bilgi University. The Chief-Editor is Prof. Dr. Yeşim M. Atamer <email@example.com > and Assistant-Editors, Yasemin Kabaklıoğlu, LL.M. <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Zeynep Damla Taşkın, LL.M <email@example.com>.