Thor Halvorssen is a human right activist from Venezuela. He is credited with the foundation of Human Rights Foundation and Oslo Freedom Forum. Other than activism, Thor is a film producer and lecturer of issues related to democracy and human trafficking. Thor Halvorssen was born in Venezuela 40 years ago but had to free after he unveiled corruption in the Venezuelan government. His love for human rights is a virtue that was instilled in him by his father and his late mother. His parents came from loyalty as his mother was a relative of the first president of Venezuela while his dad was from a line of Norwegian kings.
Some of the issues that Thor Halvorssen opposes are human trafficking, slavery, and threats to democracy. He founded the Human Right Foundation in the year 2005, and since then, he has worked with some of the best human right activists to have ever lived. He has worked with Vaclav Havel, Mart Laar as well as Garry Kasparov. To show that he is not power hungry, he has stepped down as the chairman of the human rights foundation several times to give other people the chance to lead. Thor Halvorssen is a critic of Ugandan dictator Yoweri Museveni for banning gay rights in the country. He is also a critic of Hugo Chavez. In the US, he has differed with some senators on some issues. These senators include Democrats John Conyers and Jose Serrano. He has also differed with the Republican Senator Jack Kemp.
One of his newest endeavors is directing films. Currently, he is working in the production of a movie called the Moon is a Harsh Mistress alongside another movie director called Bryan Singer. He is credited with the establishment of the Moving Picture Institute. His opinions have featured in several media outlets such as the New York Times, the Washington post, BBC, and Aljazeera. He constantly receives praise from the New York Times.
Some of the institutions that Thor Halvorssen has lectured at include the United Nations Association, the New York Junto, the American Enterprise Institute and the Harvard Law School. The peak of his career came when he spoke at the British parliament on issues of human rights.