Course: Convention on International Sale of Goods

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Course title Convention on International Sale of Goods
Course code KJA/PMK
Organizational form of instruction Seminar
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction German
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Girmanová Jana, JUDr. PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods - History and Sphere of Application 2. Principles and the Interpretation of CISG 3. Formation of the Contract 4. Sale of Goods 5. Contract Agreement 6. The Rights of the Seller in Cases of Breach of Contract by the Buyer 7. Cancellation of the Contract 8. The Rights of the Buyer in Cases of Breach of Contract by the Seller 9. Passing of Risk 10. Compensation

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training)
Learning outcomes
The Convention on International Sale of Goods is an international convention establishing unified substantive law of sale. The aim of the subject is the students' orientation within the CISG legal regulation and the sphere of application by the national courts and outside the national laws defined under the rules of the International private law. The subject innovation has been supported by the project Support of Interdisciplinary studies and Study Programmes Innovations at Palacký University in Olomouc, CZ.1.07/2.2.00/28.0091.
Students are going to orientate themselves well in the area of the CISG legal regulation and they will also practice solving cases with foreign elements under this international convention.
The completion of this course is not conditioned upon completion of any other courses.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance

Very good knowledge of German language and good knowledge of Legal German is required. Basic knowledge from the area of Civil Law is required too.
Recommended literature
  • Holzhammer, R., Roth, M. (1999). Einführung in das Bürgerliche Recht mit IPR. Wien: Springer Verlag.
  • Schlechtriem, P., Schroeter, U. G. (2013). Internationales UN-Kaufrecht. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck.
  • Schlechtriem, Schwenzer. (2008). Kommentar zum Einheitlichen UN-Kaufrecht.. 5. Auflage. München: C.H.Beck.
  • von Hoffmann, Bernd. (2002). Internationales Privatrecht. 7. Auflage. München: C.H. Beck.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Law European Studies Focusing on European Law (2013) Social sciences - Winter