108 Iowa L. Rev. 2049 (2023)



The Republic of Korea (“South Korea”) requires male citizens to perform military service. U.S. citizens who also hold South Korean citizenship—those born in the United States to parents who are citizens of South Korea—are not immune from this requirement. Many dual citizens of the United States and South Korea, however, are not aware of their dual citizenship status, often because even their parents are ignorant of the fast-changing citizenship laws of South Korea. This Note proposes bilateral and unilateral solutions to provide better notification to U.S.-S.K. dual citizens who are unaware of their dual citizenship status to avoid scenarios in which a U.S. citizen is compelled to serve a foreign power with which the citizen has virtually no connection or allegiance.

Monday, May 15, 2023