Thor Halvorssen is a major player in the world’s human rights community. The Venezuelan human rights activist was born in 1979. His family has been involved in promoting human rights. Some of them have been imprisoned because of investigating or protesting against the violation of people’s rights. Thor Halvorssen has contributed significantly to the fields of pro- democracy advocacy, public policy, civil liberties, and public interest advocacy. He is the brain behind the Oslo Freedom Forum. Moreover, he is the founder of the Human Rights Foundation. The organization advocates for both human rights and freedom. Halvorssen owns Ny Tid. He purchased the leftist Norwegian news Magazine in 2010. He also serves as the patron of On Own Feet and Children’s Peace Movement.
Thor founded the Human Rights Foundation in 2005. Its head office is based in New York. The Foundation’s goal is to unite people in the cause of promoting and defending liberal democracy with a primary focus on closed societies. Over the years, Thor has continued to advocate for the liberties of the people.
Thor Halvorssen is known in many countries because of his advocacy work regarding freedom. He has inspired different human rights activists across the globe. These individuals have played a crucial role of transforming the governance system of their respective countries. His foundation has made immense contributions in different nations, including Bolivia, Haiti, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, China, Dominican Republic, Cuba, and South Korea. In addition, his advocacy campaigns have had a positive impact in Panama, Kazakhstan, Russia, Pakistan, Uganda, Swaziland, and Venezuela. Thor and the Human Rights Foundation adhere to the International Covenant and Political Rights definition of human rights as passed in 1976. They believe that individuals should speak, worship, and associate freely as they choose.
Thor has been involved in the production of different films, including “The Moon is a Harsh Mistress” and “Freedom’s Fury.” The former is based on a science fiction novel written by Robert Heinlein. Bryan Singer directed the film. Thor is also respected opinion writer. His work has appeared on The Washington Post, Time Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal. In 2010, he appeared as a speaker at the renowned TEDx, which was held at the University of Pennsylvania, his Alma mater.