Wives for Sale: The Modern International Mail-Order Bride Industry

Lloyd, Kathryn A. | January 1, 2000

This comment begins by discussing the mail-order bride industry in the context of international human trafficking, focusing on traffic between the United States and the Philippines, and includes an overview of the current regulations that exist regarding this industry. It then gives an overview of the major criticisms of the mail-order bride industry, the international problems created by the practice of trafficking women as brides, and the failure of current regulations in the United States and the Philippines (or the lack thereof) to address these problems. Finally, this comment calls for international regulation that would begin to address these problems, and suggests possible content for these regulations.