to budget pressures in the United States, an increasing numbers of
voters and members of Congress have expressed the view that the country
should cut back on its funding of the United Nations. The US funds
about $6.5 billion of the UN’s regular annual budget – that amounts to
22% of the UN budget.
The International Court of Justice is a small part of the UN budget, but
there is a proposal in Congress to eliminate US funding for the ICJ.
What would you say to educate the American public and Congress about why
the reasons why the ICJ should continue to be funded by the US?
(Do not confuse the ICJ and the ICC in your answers. The International
Criminal Court does not arbitrate disputes – it renders judgments
against individual people prosecuted for alleged war crimes and human
rights abuses. The ICC is not part of the UN structure.)
Instructions: Your initial post should be at least 350 words. Support your analysis with research from at least 2 sources and cite those sources appropriately. Please respond to at least 2 other students. Responses should be a minimum of150 words and include direct questions.