Halvorssen is the president of Human Rights Foundation that is based in New York. The foundation was launched in 2005. The 39- year old was born and raised in Caracas, and he speaks fluent American English without an accent. According to Forbes, Thor believes that human rights and individual liberty are not topics for discussion. He believes that they are at the table upon which other arguments rest.
Thor has practical knowledge on human rights. Thor exposed corruption by the government during his tenure in Venezuela’s drug czar. After the exposure, his father underwent torture in a prison in Caracas. His mother passed on after being shot during an anti-Hugo Chavez demonstration. Thor’s cousin is currently serving as a political prisoner in jail in Venezuela.
However, Thor does not spend his time playing the stereotypical activist sack. Thor does not produce sour world-weariness or become a gloomy person who loves humanity and hates people. Thor admits his love for people. He explains that he loves freedom troublemakers, defectors, and dissidents who blow at authoritarians who stand up against tyranny. Thor appointed Havel to serve as the chairperson of human rights foundation up until his death in 2011. After the death of Havel, Thor named Garry Kasparov.
The human rights foundation carries out its annual Oslo Freedom Forum. The forum has become the signature of Human Right Foundation, and it is widely referred to as a Can’t-miss event. Movers and shakers like PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel are one of the major donors of Human Right Foundation.
Information about Thor Halvorssen
Thor is an advocate for human rights, and he is also a film producer. The New York Times describes Thor as a champion of the powerless and the underdog. He began his advocate passion for human rights while still an adolescent after organizing opposition to apartheid in South Africa. His background is in Venezuela and Norwegian.
Thor officially became an ambassador for human rights and due process when his father became a political prisoner in Venezuela. Seven prisoners of conscience have been secured and released since the formation of human rights foundation. The organization has also published two books on roles of the state and individual rights. Find Thor on Facebook to learn more about him and his cause.