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CISG-online was first developed and launched in spring 1995 by the late Professor Dr. Dres. h.c. Peter Schlechtriem, M.C.L. at the Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg i. Br./Germany. In 2002, the website migrated to its current address at and has since been run by Professor Dr. Ingeborg Schwenzer, LL.M., Basel/Switzerland.
Features of
  • all relevant CISG case law, including links to translated versions of many cases,
  • various materials including scholarly writings,
  • the official Secretariat's Commentary to help you better understand the CISG,
  • and CISG-related legal texts.
  • For a link to the World's leading Commentary on the CISG, click here.
What distinguishes CISG-online from other CISG databases? not only features all relevant CISG case law, but it also offers a unique multiple search mechanism. You may not only search cases by CISG-online and CLOUT number, date, jurisdiction, deciding court/arbitral tribunal, but also by seller’s and/or buyer’s country, the goods involved and most importantly, by the (key) provisions cited in the decision/award. This allows you to precisely define your search. Furthermore, you may search the 50 most recent cases, which allows you to stay up-to-date as regards the international developments in the area of the CISG.