Contrary to President Joe Biden, in the United States the law is king, the king is not the law.
On April 13, 2022, Mr. Biden accused Russia of genocide of Ukrainians, and asserted the alleged crime would be adjudicated by international lawyers not in courts of law with due process safeguards against miscarriages of justice:
“Yes, I called it genocide. It has become clearer and clearer that Putin is just trying to wipe out the idea of even being able to be Ukrainian.”
“We’ll let the lawyers decide internationally whether or not it qualifies, but it sure seems that way to me.”
On April 24, 2022, President Biden declared Ottoman Turks commenced a genocide of Ottoman Armenians during World War I by arresting “Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Constantinople.” But there has been no adjudication of the longstanding Armenian genocide claim as the European Court of Human Rights highlighted in Perincek v. Switzerland (2015), although the International Court of Justice has been empowered to entertain genocide accusations since 1951 under Article IX of the Genocide Convention. None of the numerous legislative resolutions and executive statements affirming an Armenian genocide would be admissible evidence in a court of law. They are opinions with no legal standing. Thus, the United Nations has declined to endorse the Armenian genocide claim.