Thor Halvorssen; activisim for the betterment of humanity

There are many people that claim to be defenders and crusaders of human rights. However, not many of them are ready to do everything that it takes to ensure that every human is treated with dignity regardless of their color, wealth or other conditions of life. However, Thor Halvorssen is one activist with a different mindset. He has been the champion of the will of the defenseless for a number of years now and if his success is anything to go by, it pays to help other humans get better treatment from the government and society in general.

Thor is a citizen of Venezuela by birth. Many people have described him as one that was born into the life of activism because both his parents were activists. His father was originally Norwegian while his mother came from the lineage of one of the founding fathers of the nation of Venezuela. When he was a teenager, he watched his father get tortured under a cruel and dictatorial regime. This really changed his outlook on life and thus came his decision to become an activist.

He founded the Oslo Freedom Forum. This is a human rights gathering that has been gaining following and has such a huge momentum that currently it has been described as the human rights equivalent of the Davos economic forum. He has also been through a lot in his attempts to advocate for human rights. For instance, there was a time when he was captured in Vietnam when covering a human rights interest story in their prison system. One of his cameramen had to escape with the video tape hidden in his person because their captors wanted it destroyed.He says that he does not believe in the kind of activism where people group together depending on their shared beliefs. He is a lover of all people, but describes himself as a hater of humanity because of their inhumane nature. He states that he does not discriminate against anyone and that as long as he is running in the same cause with a person, then the person is fit enough to be called his friend. Thor is a truly inspirational filmmaker and activist.

Thor Halvorssen’s Involvement With The Human Rights Foundation

Thor Halvorssen is a renowned human rights activist. He is also a respected film producer. Thor has made large contribution in the fields of civil liberties, individual rights, public policy, and public interest advocacy. Thor is the founder of the Oslo Freedom Forum. Moreover, he is the president of the Human Rights Foundation. The organization is focuses on human rights and freedom globally. Thor Halvorssen is also the patron of the Children’s Peace Movement that is based in the Czech Republic. In addition, he serves as the patron of On Own Feet. Halvorssen is the founder of Moving Picture Institute.

His organization, The Human Rights Foundation, is a non-profit group, which seeks to advance and protect human rights internationally. Mainly, it focuses on closed societies. Over the years, the entity has been organizing the Oslo Freedom Forum. The organization was established in 2005. Its headquarters are based in New York City.

The mission of the Human Rights Foundation is to unite people in the common cause of advancing liberal democracy and defending human rights. It aims to ensure that freedom is preserved and promoted. According to the organization’s website, the company sticks to the definition of human rights as elaborated by the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The foundation believes that all people are entitled to the right to worship and the right to speak freely. They also believe in having the right to associate freely, the right to purchase and sell property, and the right to equal treatment.

Halvorssen’s foundation is led and endorsed by a global council, including political prisoners such as Jacqueline Moudeina, Vladmir Bukovsky, Park Sang Hak, Mutabar Tadjibaeva, and Elie Wiesel. Mart Laar, the former Estonian prime minister and Ramon Jose Velasquez, the former president of Venezuela, have also endorsed the foundation. Thor Halvorssen and the Human Rights Foundation have run several advocacy campaigns in various countries, including Bolivia, Cuba, China, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Equatorial Guinea, Panama, North Korea, Russia, Uganda, Swaziland, and Venezuela. Presently, Thor is working with Bryan Singer to produce The Moon is a Harsh Mistress’s adaptation. Robert Heinlein wrote the novel.