Thor Halvorssen comes from the lineage of human right activists that recognizes that there should be freedom above all type of discussions. His father was arrested and tortured in the Caracas prison because of exposing the government corruption when he was working a drug informant. Thor Halvorssen’s mother was shot while taking part in anti-Higo Chavez demonstration. Halvorssen doesn’t spend his time acting like a stereotypical activist. Rather he is a people person who is determined to making the world a better place. He is above average do-gooder.
Over the years he has come be known for disagreeing with the conservatives and terms himself as a liberal. This has well been illustrated through taking a strong stance against dictators and tyranny. His effort and determination toward fighting dictatorship and tyranny can be illustrated by the fact that he is president of the New York located Human Rights Foundation (HRF) that he started in 2015. Over time he has been a position to get 12 staff members. His team is committed to making it known about the authoritarianism that happens on every part of the world.
Halvorssen started his human right activism at an early age. His first time to be involved in human right welfare was in London in 1989 to illustrate the distress coursed by the South Africa apartheid regime. He chose to start Human Right Foundation after his mother was shot in 2004 during a political protest. This foundation is aimed at fighting for freedom of the political prisoners, enhancing tolerance, as well as democracy in Latin America. The work that is handled by the Foundation is based on the ideas of the International Covenant on the Liberty rights of 1976. Through the efforts of HRF seven political prisoners have been released. Apart from that, it has made the efforts of publishing two books regarding the individual rights as well as the obligations of the state.
In addition, Halvorssen founded the Oslo Freedom forum in which he also serves as the CEO. This is a forum whose main aim is to bring together human right activists. Halvorssen has achieved a lot by helping others enjoy universal freedoms.