Love for people and freedom led Thor Halvorssen to establish a human rights foundation organization known as Human Rights Foundations. He is not only a human rights activist, but he is also a filmmaker. In his career as a filmmaker, he focuses mainly on human rights advocacy, public policy, civil liberties, individual rights, public interest as well as pro-democracy advocacy.
Thor Halvorssen is a fighter, and he loves fighting for the rights of each person as he knows well this what gives him success in life. He is the founder of the Oslo Freedom Forum, a forum that is meant to fight the right of people by organizing human rights festivals. The organization is making continuous efforts to become an equivalent of the Davos Economic Forum.
Thor’s has been an excellent leader, and for the past years, he has displayed positive leadership skills. His leadership character has seen him hold various leadership positions including being the patron of Czech-based Children Movement, On Own Feet, and he is also the founder of Moving Picture Institute. He has also been recognized for various awards including being honored by the University of Pennsylvania for protecting the speech of students. In 2010 he was presented the Presidential silver medal by the Romanian leader when they were honoring the Romanian Revolution of 1989.
Thor Halvorssen is the President and founder of the Human Rights Foundation, a non-profitable organization with a primary mandate of endorsing and shielding the rights of human being worldwide. The primary mission of the team is to ensure that freed on and security is promoted all over the world. With devotion and commitment Human Rights Foundation is responsible for organizing and conducting campaigns that are meant to educate individuals about their rights as they promote peace and unity globally.
The Human Rights Foundation works with a program involving a broad range of initiatives that include the production of famous films, the organization conducts free campaigns to politicians who have been previously jailed, carrying out individual rights seminars, as well as authorizing legal analyses. The Human Rights Foundation was unified in 2005 and has its Headquarters located in New York.
Thor Halvorssen was born in 1976 to a wealthy and highly politically active family in Venezuela. His family wealth was built primarily on the representation and advocacy for Venezuelan corporations and his father was deeply involved in public policy, anti-narcotics campaigns and politics.
Thor Halvorssen began his human rights activism career while he was doing undergraduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania. At the time, his father had been arrested for anti-narcotics activities and was in prison in Venezuela. He went to bat on his father’s behalf, raising attention to the power of the cartels and human rights violations. He was able to garner the support of many organizations including Amnesty International. Once his father became free, Halvorssen’s activities were noticed by The United Nations and he was offered a position as the directorship of the Pan-American Committee.
Since graduating from The University of Pennsylvania he has staunchly been a supporter, promoter and encourager of the human rights faction. His activism against the atrocities against human rights, slavery, child labor, political dictatorship has been written about such esteemed publications as Time, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.
Halvorssen is often seen as the voice for the downtrodden in international circuits and is an energetic and dynamic speaker on the subjects his is most passionate about.
In 2009 Halvorssen became involved in two human right coalitions on the international scene. The Oslo Freedom Forum is the Norwegian based idea exchange forum which brings together notable heads of state annually as a think tank to advocate human rights efforts globally. The Children Peace Movement is a Czech-based humanitarian effort which attempts to bridge the gap between children, adolescents as well as adults.
He has worked tirelessly as the director of The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education and later at the Human Rights Foundation; raising awareness of human rights violations and civil injustices. His vigorous work has spanned the globe as his contributions have aided the cohesiveness of bringing delegates from opposing political parties together in the fight for the equal justice and treatment of oppressed people from all walks of life.
Without limits to boundaries of status, wealth, education or race, his efforts have largely focused on the needs of these people in an overall push to free them from the bondage of dictatorships.
Thor Halvorssen currently involved in the production of films adapted to the various causes in which he is impassioned including political tyranny as well as the human struggle of the common man in subjugated societies.