EISSN 2532-3474 - ISSN 2532-649X - Padova University Press

Peace Human Rights Governance (PHRG) is the peer-reviewed academic journal of the University of Padova Human Rights Centre 'Antonio Papisca', published three times a year, in March, July and November. PHRG is the new series of Pace Diritti Umani – Peace Human Rights (2003-2013, Marsilio Publishing, Venice).


PHRG constitutes a new scientific resource within the increasing and multi-faceted global human rights studies community that aims to present original, theoretical, methodological and empirical contributions to current human rights and international relations issues while actively favouring the development of a solid multi- and inter-disciplinary and multi-level approach to peace and human rights research and dissemination.


The main topics of PHRG include, but are not limited to, the relation of human rights and subsidiarity with world order and governance issues, international law,  international politics and organisation, international and cosmopolitan democracy, national and European foreign policy, civil society transnational networking, religions and human rights, city diplomacy, local policies and services, global citizenship, public policy, intercultural dialogue, women’s human rights, the human right to peace, conflict transformation/conflict resolution, education processes, and trafficking of human beings.



The July issue is out

The second issue of 2020 of PHRG has just been released.

The issue includes the following articles:

  • Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in Peacekeeping: Making Human Rights Obligations Universal
    Sofia Sutera
  • The ACWC and the Adoption of the Human Rights-based Approach to the Social Development of Women and Children in Southeast Asia
    Attilio Pisanò
  • Human Rights, Fiscal Policy and Economic Pluralism: Building Inclusive Recovery after COVID-19
    Rossella De Falco
  • The Third Universal Periodic Review of Italy between Recurring Trends and New Challenges
    Andrea Cofelice, Pietro de Perini

This issue can be accessed open access here.

The first issue of 2020 is out!

The first issue of of Peace Human Rights Governance for 2020 - PHRG 4(1), March - has just been released.

The issue includes the following research articles:

  • Upward Translations – The Role of NGOs in promoting LGBTI*-Human Rights under the Convention on All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)
    Elisabeth Greif
  • ‘Sharenting’: The Forgotten Children of the GDPR
    Sheila Donovan
  • On the Imperfect Democracy and Human Rights Nexus: China and Italy Compared
    Riccardo Nanni
  • European Migration Crisis: on the Special Relationship between Media, Political Institutions and Public Opinion
    Sabrina Mansutti
  • Addressing Migrant Women’s Intersecting Vulnerabilities. Refugee Protection, Anti-trafficking and Anti-violence Referral Patterns in Italy
    Paola Degani, Paolo De Stefani

The issue can be accessed open access here.

November 2019: the special issue on Children's Rights Facing Developments in Technology is out!

The third and last issue of 2019 (PHRG 3(3)) - a special issue on "Challenges and Opportunities for Children's Rights Facing Developments in Technology”  - is now available open access in the PHRG website.
The issue contains the following research articles:



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