I - Presenting Humanities and Rights - Global Network

From an interdisciplinary perspective, Humanities and Rights -  Global Network aims at connecting scientists of Law and Humanities. The research group, and its invited authors, intends to critically investigate the conception and application of law from several interdisciplinary points of view, particularly in the area of Human Rights.

Humanities and Rights’ wants to open dialogues on various aspects of both the theoretical concepts of human rights, and their practical applicability as subjective rights in a wide range of national states and legal systems. Interdisciplinarity is highly esteemed and the network will welcome studies originating from the paradigms of History, Philosophy, Psychology, Economy and Sociology of Law, but also literature, theatre, poetry and art. Humanities and Rights - Global Network Journal fosters debate on various intersections of positive Law and the Humanities.

Three main lines of investigation have been delimited, each of them guided by a specialist team of scholars: (1) Gender, Human Rigths and Justice; (2) Globalization and Rule of Law; (3) Human Dignity and Criminal Systems; (4) Law and Literature; and (5) Legal Pluralism.


The main project of the group is to establish a multi university research network, guided by common and crossing lines of investigation.


II - Humanities and Rights - Global Network Journal

The Network’s journal is issued three times a year, and will publish contributions accepted by the board of editors after double blind peer review.


Composition of the Humanities and Rights Global Network



Prof. Dr. Sílvia ALVES (Lisbon University, Portugal)

Prof. Dr. Agata AMATO MANGIAMELI (Roma Tor Vergata University, Italy)

Prof. Dr. Georges MARTYN (Ghent University, Belgium)


2.Executive Director

Prof. Dr. Claudio BRANDÃO (Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais, Brazil)


3.Lines of Investigation's Heads


Prof. Dr. Maria Clara CALHEIROS (Minho University, Portugal)


Prof. Dr. Stelio MANGIAMELI (Teramo University, Italy)


Prof. Dr. Claudio BRANDÃO (Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais, Brazil)


Prof. Dr. Agata AMATO MANGIAMELI (Roma University, Italy)


Prof. Dr. Stephan KIRSTE (Salzburg University, Austria)



4. Founder's Members

Prof. Dr. Sílvia ALVES (Lisbon University, Portugal)

Prof. Dr. Agata AMATO MANGIAMELI (Rome Tor Vergata University, Italy)

Prof. Dr. Ana Elisa BECHARA (São Paulo University, Brazil)

Prof. Dr. Claudio BRANDÃO (Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais, Brazil)

Prof. Dr. Maria Clara CALHEIROS (Minho University, Portugal)

Prof. Dr. Guilherme COLEN (Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais, Brazil)

Prof. Dr. Jacinto COUTINHO 

Prof. Dr. Pedro GARRIDO RODRIGUEZ (SIHCDH Salamanca University, Spain)

Prof. Dr. Manuel GÓMEZ TOMILLO (Valladolid University, Spain)  

Prof. Dr. Patrick HUGG (Loyola University New Orleans, USA)

Prof. Dr. Stephan KIRSTE (Salzburg University, Austria)

Prof. Dr. Stelio MANGIAMELI (Teramo University, Italy)

Prof. Dr. Maria Esther MARTINEZ QUINTEIRO (Salamanca University, Spain)

Prof. Dr. Gerges MARTYN (Ghent University, Belgium) 

Prof. Dr. Maria de la Paz PANDO BALLESTEROS (Salamanca University, Spain)

Prof. Dr. Ana Lucia SABADELL (Rio de Janeiro University, Brazi)


5. Full Members

Prof. Dr. Juliana ABRUSIO (Mackenzie University, Brazil)

Prof. Dr. Vincenzo BALDINI (Cassino University, Italy)

Prof. Dr. Marco Aurelio FLORENCIO FILHO (Mackenzie University, Brazil)


Prof. Dr. Maria Vital da ROCHA (Ceara Federal University, Brazil)

Prof. LLM. Martina Lourdes ROJO (Salvador University, Argentina)  

Prof. Dr. Jose Humberto SAHIAN (Tucuman National University, Argentina)

Prof. Dr. Claudio Jesús SANTAGATI (Salvador University, Argentina)

Prof. Dr. Leonardo Henrique Gonçalves de SIQUEIRA 



Ethical Code


Humanities and Rights Global Network Journal is a peer-reviewed scientific journal inspired by the Code of Ethics of Publications developed by the Committee on Publication EthicsBest Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors (COPE).

It is strictly necessary that all parties involved in the publication process of the Journal (Authors, Directors, Publishers, Editors, Referees) know and share the following ethical requirements.


  1. Duties of the Editorial Board

The Editorial Board and the Scientific Board promote freedom of expression and ensure that market interests will not compromise the scientific quality of the publications or the mentioned ethical standards.

The Editorial Board is responsible for the decision to publish any article submitted to the Journal. In its work, it’s guided by the editorial policies adopted by the Journal itself and is bound by compliance with the current provisions on defamation, copyright infringement and plagiarism.

The Editorial Board guarantees the correctness and impartiality of the systems used in order to evaluate any proposal. It ensures that its decisions are determined exclusively by the relevance, methodological rigor, originality and clarity of the essays – as well as by the validity and importance of the topics and studies with respect to the interests of the Journal itself. In particular, the Board is committed to ensuring that any proposal will be evaluated only for its scientific significance – without paying any attention to the race, gender and / or sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or scientific orientation, academic or political, of the Author(s).

The Head of the Editorial Board supervises the regularity of the anonymous and double blind peer review by virtue of which all the essays received – once any indication useful for identifying the Author has been eliminated – are subjected to the evaluation of an anonymous Reviewer external to the Editorial Board and to the Assistant Editors. The Referee, giving his availability to perform the peer review, simultaneously undertakes to comply with this Code of Ethics.

The Head of the Editorial Board undertakes to promptly update Authors and Referees on the iter of evaluation.

The Editorial Board, in the case of ascertained serious errors, conflicts of interest or episodes of plagiarism, immediately informs the Author, preparing an erratum or inviting him to withdraw his article.

The Site Manager exercises any necessary control over the contents of the Magazine, in order to detect incorrect conduct and prevent illegal publications.


  1. Duties of the Assistant Editors

Assistant Editors should observe the editorial policies of the Journal and are required to comply with the current legal provisions regarding defamation, copyright infringement and plagiarism.

Assistant Editors are also required not to disclose any information on the contributions submitted to the Journal except to the Authors themselves – or to those who have been previously authorized by him.


  1. Duties of the Referees

Proposals – free of any indication suitable to allow the identification of their Author – are sent by the Directors of the Magazine (or by the Assistant Editors) to an anonymous Reviewer (Italian or foreign), selected according to his specific skills.

Any information regarding the peer review process is strictly confidential and kept in a specific electronic archive.

The review process must be conducted with objectivity and impartiality, providing clear and documented arguments about its outcome. Any personal judgment regarding the author will be considered inappropriate.

The Referee – in compliance with the Journal’s Code of Ethics – should express his / her opinions in a transparent, unequivocal and proven way. He / She should adequately motivate his / her own judgments compilating a standard evaluation form-sheet provided by the Editor.

Referee must not accept to evaluate proposal in case of any conflict of interest deriving from competitive relationships, collaboration or other type of relationship with the Authors, Companies or Bodies in any way connected with the subject of the article.

Evaluated proposal must be treated as confidential documents and should not be shown or discussed with others without the previous authorization of the Directors.

A referee who does not feel adequate – or who knows he cannot carry out the reading respecting the dead line- is required to promptly communicate it to the editorial staff.

The Referee undertakes to indicate precisely any bibliographical detail of the fundamental works which may have been neglected by the Author. He must also report to the Directors any similarities, or overlaps, of the essay he his reviewing with other published essays.

If the outcome of the peer review is positive, the Referee may suggest some changes, in an improving perspective.


  1. Duties of the Authors

The author guarantees that the article he proposed is original and accepts the selection methods indicated on the magazine’s website. In particular, he accepts the double blind  peer review. 

The author should not publish articles that reproduce the same research in more than one magazine. Simultaneously proposing the same text to more than one Journal is ethically incorrect and unacceptable.

If the article is accepted, the author recognizes to the publisher the right to publish it.

The Author undertakes to declare, simultaneously with the submission of his contribution, any possible conflict of interest that may have influenced its content. All sources of financial support for his research project must be clearly indicated.

The Author has the duty to correctly cite the sources of the contents reported and to obtain the necessary authorizations for the publication of images, tables or other content already published – in accordance with the provisions of copyright law. 

Fraudulent or intentionally inaccurate statements are unethical and unacceptable.

The author guarantees the truthfulness of the data presented in his article and the objectivity of his interpretations. Data must be reported accurately and in detail, in order to allow other researchers to replicate the investigation.

The authorship of the essay must be correctly attributed. Those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, organization, implementation and reworking of the research that underlies the article should be indicated as coauthors. 

If other people have participated significantly in some phases of the research, their contribution must be explicitly recognized. 

In the case of multi-hand written contributions, the author who sends the text to the magazine is required to declare that he has correctly indicated the names of all the co-authors, that he have obtained their approval of the final version of the article and that they give their consent to publish it in the Journal.

If the Author finds significant errors or inaccuracies in the published manuscript, he has the duty to promptly communicate it to the Editorial Board, providing an appropriate corrigendum.