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.