Can misquoting or misrepresenting the UN to mislead be sued?
The western media have ceased to add the prefix of ÚN backed' to the Permanent Court of Arbitration or The Hague Tribunal. The PCA or The Hague Tribunal has always been referred to as such as what it should be rightfully called until the PCA acted on the farcical case of the Philippines in its claims on some South China Sea islands with China. The Aquino govt thought it was 'legally'a right thing to do, with the backings of the USA and Japan to force China to agree to an arbitration that China had the full right not to participate. The whole ordeal was as good as what you could get of a kangaroo court in action. But with a blank face, the western media intentionally added the prefix ÚN backed' when referring to The Hague Tribunal to deceive their readers that the PCA/Hague Tribunal was indeed a ÚN backed' institution when it was NOT. And everyone, including govts who are part of the conspiracy to fix China, would sing the same chorus, that the PCA/Hague Tribunal, was ÚN backed' and insisted that its nonsensical rulings were legal and binding and telling China to comply and abide by it.
Today, this farce has been exposed, and failing to convince the people of the world that the PCA/Hague Tribunal is a ÚN backed' organisation, they have all but dropped this pretence. Western media and those crony govts have stopped using the misleading prefix ÚN backed' when reporting and referring to the PCA/Hague Tribunal.
The question is why? Have they found out that the truth is that the PCA/Hague Tribunal was not UN backed? Or did they come to the realisation that their lies could not hold water, that no one believes in their lies and thus have to abandon telling the lies all over again?
Or has the UN stepped in to stop the western media and crony govts to stop using the prefix to mislead the people of the world or be sued by the UN for abusing the good name of the UN?
For those who are still confused, the simple point, the PCA/Hague Tribunal is an independent organisation that serves the interests of willing parties who voluntarily seek its assistance to arbitrate on their disagreements.
The PCA/Hague Tribunal is NOT a UN Backed organisation with the equivalent stature and authority as an UN organisation. Period. Its rulings are only legal and binding on the the willing parties that sought its arbitration and judgement.