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Scope and policy

The Sur – Revista Internacional de Direitos Humanos aims at disseminating a Global Southern perspective on human rights and to facilitate exchange among professors and activists from the Global South without disregarding contributions from other regions. It mixes articles on theory with those on practice, and is devoted to creating a safe space for healthy debate among those grappling with the day’s most serious human rights challenges.

Papers may be submitted at any time to the Editorial Board for consideration.


Alter a formal review by the Editors, papers are submitted to the Editorial Board (Peer and blind review). The Consultative Board participates in the selection of articles when requested by the Editors.


Submission of manuscripts

Contributions should be sent in electronic form (MS Word format) to and should follow these guidelines:

-Between 7,000 and 10,000 words.
-Concise footnotes. (Please find at the end of this text the rules for citation.)
-Short biography of author (maximum of 50 words).
-Abstract (no more than 150 words), including keywords for the required bibliographical classification.
-Date when the paper was written.

Rules of Citation

Please do not add a bibliography at the end of the paper. All the references should be included in the footnotes.


Habermas, J. Die neue Unübersichtlichkeit. Frankfurt: Editora Suhrkamp,120 p., 1985, p. 1.

Papers published in books/Artigos publicados em livros/Artículos publicados en libros :

Dalari Bucci , M. P. Buscando um conceito de políticas públicas para a concretização dos direitos humanos. In: Bucci et al (org.). Direitos humanos e políticas públicas . São Paulo: Pólis, 120 p., 2001, p. 5-13.

Howse , R. The legitimacy of the World Trade Organization. In: Coicaud, J. and Heiskanen, V. (org.). The legitimacy of international organizations. Tokyo: United Nations University Press, 120 p., 2001, p. 355.

Papers published in journals:

Piovesan, F. Direitos econômicos, sociais e culturais e direitos políticos. Sur: Revista Internacional de Direitos Humanos, São Paulo, v. 1, n. 1, p. 21-47, 2005, p. 23.

Charnovitz, S. & Wickham, J. Non-governmental organizations and the original international trade regime. Journal of World Trade , v. 29, n. 5, p. 111-22, 1995, p. 115.

Eletronic resources/Documentos retirados da internet/Documentos extraídos de internet :

Dunoff, J. Mission impossible: resolving the WTO's trilemma , 2003, p. 3. Available at: < >. Access on: 23 Jan. 2005.

Dunoff, J. Mission impossible: resolving the WTO's trilemma , 2003, p. 3. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em: 23 de jan. de 2005.

Dunoff, J. Mission impossible: resolving the WTO's trilemma , 2003, p. 3. Disponible en: < >. Acceso en: 23 de enero de 2005.

Governmental resources:

Brasil. Secretaria de Direitos Humanos. Relatório sobre Educação em Direitos Humanos . Brasília : SEFOR, 1995, p. 3.

United States of America . Bureau of African Affairs. Niger : Background notes. Available at: < >. Access on: 23 Mar. 2006.


Ikawa, D. Concepção de ser humano e direito à redistribuição: O caso da ação afirmativa (Tese de Doutorado). São Paulo: Universidade de São Paulo, 2006, 203 p.


Brasil. Constituição da República Federativa do Brasil de 5 de out. de 1988. São Paulo: Saraiva, 1990, art. 5º.

Brasil. Lei n. 7716, de 5 de 1989. Disponível em: <htts://>. Acesso em: 21 de mar. de 2006.

Brazil. Act n. 7716, 5 Jan. 1989. Available at: <htts://>. Access on: 21 Mar. 2006.

Judicial cases:

Inter-American Court of Human Rights. Velásquez Rodríguez v. Honduras . Sentence, 29 July 1998, par. 7.

Brasil. Superior Tribunal de Justiça, Acórdão em ação recisória n. 12. José Silva v. Estado de São Paulo. DJ, 20 de nov. de 2004, par. 10.


Schwartz, J. Big, maybe ugly, but their role heroic . New York Times , 23 Mar. 2006, National, p. 3.


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