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2012 UNCITRAL Digest of case law on the United Nations Convention on the International Sale of Goods

Digest of Article 101 case law [reproduced with permission of UNCITRAL]

Article 101

(1) A Contracting State may denounce this Convention, or Part II or Part III of the Convention, by a formal notification in writing addressed to the depositary.

(2) The denunciation takes effect on the first day of the month following the expiration of 12 months after the notification is received by the depositary. Where a longer period for the denunciation to take effect is specified in the notification, the denunciation takes effect upon the expiration of such longer period after the notification is received by the depositary.


1. Article 101 is self-explanatory. See also the discussion of the depositary's functions and obligations in the Digest for article 89 of the Convention, as well as article 77(1)(e) of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties (1969).

2. Court decisions and arbitral awards referring to article 101 have not been identified.

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