Saturday, May 31, 2008

Is the CISG a Self-Executing Treaty?

Click here to read a post from the Contracts Law Prof Blog on whether the Convention on the International Sale of Goods is affected by the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Medellin v. Texas, 128 S. Ct. 1346 (2008).  In Medellin the Court found that the decision of the International Court of Justice in Avena was not directly enforceable as domestic law in the United States in the absence of implementing legislation. 

The Medellin case has inadvertently called into doubt the enforceability of many other treaties.  The American Bar Association Section of International Law and the American Society of International Law are among the groups devoting special efforts now to study the issue.


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