Alette Smeulers is conducting research on international crimes, such as genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. These are forms and manifestations of collective violence which cause immense human suffering and threaten international peace and security. Knowledge on the origins and causes of  international crimes is necessary in order to be able to fight this type of criminality effectively and demands an inter- and multidisciplinary approach. Due to her inter- and multidisciplinary background, training and approach Alette Smeulers has acquired a unique expertise. In her research she focuses on the causes of these types of crimes, the perpetrators and the criminal prosecution thereof.

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