Peace Human Rights Governance (PHRG) is the peer-reviewed journal of the University of Padova Human Rights Centre 'Antonio Papisca'.

The journal is completely open access.

PHRG constitutes a scientific resource within the growing and multi-faceted human rights studies community. It aims to publish original contributions to emerging debates at the crossroads between human rights, peace and governance issues, while actively favouring the development of a sound multi- (and inter) disciplinary and multi-level approach to research and dissemination on these matters.

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Peace Human Rights Governance (PHRG), the open access journal of the University of Padova Human Rights Centre “Antonio Papisca”, welcomes original articles for the ensuing issues.

The Journal, which has just renewed its editorial board, is interested in contributions that deal with the broader human rights debate, with specific attention to issues related to actors, processes and norms that shape its global agenda and may contribute to establish a more peaceful and just world order. Articles can consider these issues at either the local, national, regional and global/international level or from a multi-level perspective.

PHRG mainly publishes four types of original scholarly contributions: research articles, practitioner papers (human rights field notes), policy papers and review papers (for more details, see

Manuscripts, formatted following the journal’s form and style guidelines, should be sent to by 22nd September 2024.

The Journal, which contributes to the Padova Human Rights Centre’s vision of promoting the realisation of a culture founded on universal values such as human rights, peace, preservation of the environment, and international solidarity in the field of academic publishing is also supported by the University of Padova UNESCO Chair in Human Rights, Democracy and Peace.

Following peer review, accepted papers are immediately published with a DOI in the “online first” section of the site, and then collected into periodic issues (six-monthly).

All published articles, the members of the international editorial board and all relevant information about the journal aims, vision and ethical code are available at: