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Wives For Sale: The Modern International Mail-Order Bride Industry, Kathryn A. Lloyd Jan 2000

Wives For Sale: The Modern International Mail-Order Bride Industry, Kathryn A. Lloyd

Northwestern Journal of International Law & Business

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 ...


Massachusetts, Myanmar, Market Participation, And The Federal Shutdown Of Selective Purchasing Laws: Is The Power To Purchase Really The Power To Regulate , Scott Sommers Jan 2000

Massachusetts, Myanmar, Market Participation, And The Federal Shutdown Of Selective Purchasing Laws: Is The Power To Purchase Really The Power To Regulate , Scott Sommers

Northwestern Journal of International Law & Business

This article does not discuss whether intentionally giving companies an incentive to withdraw from Burma is economically or politically desirable for the people of Burma. The First Circuit did not concern itself with this subject either in rejecting the Massachusetts Burma Law. The question of interest to the court, and which should be of interest to any state citizen or global corporation interested in doing business with state agencies, was whether Massachusetts had the discretion to make a purchasing law directly concerning the business involvement of suppliers in foreign countries. While legitimate legal and practical arguments may be made that ...