Peter Malcontent is a well-known and recognized specialist on the history of human rights and Dutch foreign policy in that field. He has published many books and articles on both topics like Facing the Past. Amending Historical Injustices through Instruments of Transitional Justice (Intersentia, 2016) and Een open zenuw. Nederland, Israël & Palestina [An Open Nerve. The Netherlands, Israel & Palestine] (Boom, 2018).