Lex Humana (ISSN 2175-0947) was founded in 2009 by faculty members of the UCP Center for Legal Sciences to publish articles resulting from research and investigations in the area of social sciences with a predominant focus on law. Since 2012, it is linked to the Postgraduate Program in Law (PPGD) of the Catholic University of Petrópolis.
From 2009 to 2022, it published its annual issues semiannually. From 2023 on, it will publish quarterly issues.According to the official result of CAPES's Qualis Periodicals 2017-2020, Lex Humana received a B1 grade, achieving its best grade since its inception in 2009.
Lex Humana is indexed in several international databases. See the complete list on the journal indexation page.