The international dimensions of Australian contract law

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This chapter explores the international dimensions of Australian contract law. Its aim is to consider the influence upon Australian law of international contract law, or more specifically, the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (“CISG”), UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts (“UNIDROIT Principles”), and UN Electronic Communications Convention (“e-CC”). The influence of these instruments in Australia is compared with their influence in jurisdictions elsewhere. The chapter also considers how international contract law might continue to help develop Australian domestic contract law in future.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAustralian Contract Law in the 21st Century
EditorsJohn Eldridge, Timothy Pilkington
Place of PublicationAlexandria NSW Australia
PublisherFederation Press
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9781760022532
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Comparative law
  • Contract law
  • CISG
  • Good faith
  • Consideration
  • Formation

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