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'. 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 new volume of PHRG (2018) starts with a rich March issue!

The new issue of Peace Human Rights Governance, the first of 2018 has just been published on this website in open access. It contains a guest editorial article by Professor Koen de Feyter (University of Antwerp) and 5 research articles.


Koen De Feyter, Leaving No One behind in Human Rights Research
Thamil Venthan Ananthavinayagan, Dum Vivimus Vivamus. The Tamils in Sri Lanka: a right to external self-determination?
Monika Mayrhofer, Opportunities and Pitfalls of Anti-discrimination Policies in the European External Action Service
Nicolò Cantini, Dmitry Zavialov, Fixing Responsibility to Protect: Lessons from and Proposals for the Case of Libya
Matteo Daicampi, Effective Participation of Minorities in Public Affairs in the Local Government: Towards a Subsidiarity in Diversity Accommodation? The Case of Law No. 6/2008 of the Province of Trento
Laís Kondo Claus, Luciana Romano Morilas, The Right to the Pursuit of Happiness and the Right to Access Medical Treatment: Recent Developments in Brazilian Jurisprudence
To be considered for publication in the next issue of PHRG (July 2018), manuscripts should be submitted by 5 May, following the manuscript submission instructions.