This issue is quite unique, in the sense that each of the four articles was based on Master-research. The first article deals with the punishment of collaborators after the Second World War in the Belgian Eastern Cantons. It uses the internment camp of Verviers as its case. The second article tackles the ideas about a future Belgium that were developed in the Flemish resistance press during the Second World War. The third article uses judicial sources to research the position of practicing midwives without a degree and their colleagues with an official diploma during the 19th Century. The issue concludes with an assessment of the relative weakness of Belgian diplomacy after the First World War as one of the causes of the failure of an international court on war crimes.