International Criminal Law Review
The prosecution—whether domestic or international—of international crimes and atrocities may implicate extremely aged defendants. Much has been written about the legalisms that inhere (or not) in trying these barely alive individuals. Very little however has been written about the aesthetics the barely alive encrust into the architecture of courtrooms, the optics these defendants suffuse into the trial process, and the expressive value of punishing them. This is what we seek to do in this project.
Mark Drumbl & Caroline Fournet, The Visualities and Aesthetics of Prosecuting Aged Defendants, 22 Int'l Crim. L. Rev. 1 (2022).