See this online text:

  • Report of the Commission on Unalienable Rights, released 26 August 2020. Available in pdf format in English, with translations into Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, French, German, Indonesian, Russian, and Spanish, through this archived page of the US Department of State.
  • According to the website, the Members of the Department of State Commission on Unalienable Rights were:
    • Professor Kenneth Anderson [of American University];
    • Dr. Russell A Berman of Stanford University;
    • Dr. Peter Berkowitz of Stanford University, who served as Executive Secretary;
    • Professor Paolo Carozza of the University of Notre Dame;
    • Ambassador and Professor Mary Ann Glendon of Harvard Law School, who served as Chair;
    • Professor Hamza Yusuf Hanson of Zaytuna College;
    • Dr. Jacqueline Rivers of Harvard University;
    • Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik of Yeshiva University and Congregation Shearith Israel;
    • Dr. Katrina Lantos Swett of the Tom Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice;
    • Dr. Christopher Tollefsen of the University of South Carolina; and
    • Dr. David Tse-Chien Pan of the University of California, Irvine; with
    • Mr. F. Cartwright Weiland of the Department of State, who served as Rapporteur.

See also the texts listed on the post “Online text: “Conceptual Foundations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights”, by Dr. Thomas Finegan“, as well as the following:

  • Catholic Social Doctrine and Human Rights (Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences Acta 15: Proceedings of the 15th Plenary Session, 1-5 May 2009), edited by Roland Minnerath, Ombretta Fumagalli Carulli, and Vittorio Possenti (Vatican City: Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, 2010). 630 pages. Available in pdf format on this page of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences.
  • “Grounding Human Rights in Natural Law”, by Dr. John M. Finnis, American Journal of Jurisprudence, vol. 60 (2015): pp. 199-225. Available in pdf format at NDL Scholarship.
  • Human Dignity: The Foundation of Human Rights and Religious Freedom”, by Dr. John Loughlin, Memoria y Civilización, Vol. 19 (December 2016): pp. 313-343. Available in pdf, mobi, epub, and docx formats on this page, accessed through this page of the Deposito Academico Digital Universidad de Navarra (DADUN). Available at ResearchGate uploaded by Dr. John Loughlin.
    • Dr. Loughlin, in his comment dated 17 December 2020, said: “You might like to see my edited book: Human Dignity in the Judaeo-Christian Tradition: Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican and Protestant Perspectives, London and New York: Bloomsbury, 2019, now available in paperback”. (Italics supplied.) The ebook (pdf, epub, and mobi formats) and the printed book are available for worth-it prices at Bloomsbury (the link referred by Dr. Loughlin), Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Lehmanns Media, and
  • “The Influence of Catholic Social Doctrine on Human Rights”, by Professor Mary Ann Glendon, which is available in pdf format on this page of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences. [Note: This  text was reprinted in the Journal of Catholic Social Thought, Vol. 10, No. 1 (2013), pp. 69-84, which was previusly available in PDF format (on this page) at Villanova University. Sadly those now appear to be dead links.]
  • “Universal Human Rights, the United Nations, and the Telos of Human Dignity”, by Dr. William J. Wagner, Ave Maria Law Review, Vol. 3 (2005): pp. 197-226. Available in pdf format at Scholarship at Catholic Law.

On the secular observance of Human Rights Day. For other texts and ebooks, you may access the List of Free eBooks (Arranged by Title), the List of Free eBooks (Grouped by Subject), the List of Worth-It Catholic Books & eBooks, and the main page of the Catholic eBooks Project.

“And God created man to his own image: to the image of God he created him: male and female he created them.” (Genesis i, 27)

“For I will behold thy heavens, the works of thy fingers: the moon and the stars which thou hast founded. What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man, that thou visitest him? Thou hast made him a little less than the angels, thou hast crowned him with glory and honour: and hast set him over the works of thy hands.” (Psalm viii, 4-7)