Championing human rights at all costs; the story of Thor Havlorssen

Everyone knows that there are places in the world and even in our own country where human rights are getting violated every single day. However, even in the age of social media where some of these events are even streamed live as they happen, the majority of the population simply offers their sympathy for the victims and never think about making any changes to the systems that have led to this oppression. Well, one activist who decided that it was time to try and make some real difference in the society is Thor Havlorssen. He has been involved in the fight for human rights for a very long time.

The kind of past that Thor Halvorssen comes from could be one of the reasons h got into activism. When he was a young man, he watched his own father get thrown in jail for protesting the plunder of tax payers’ money by the Venezuelan government. At the same time, he also watched his mother get shot during peaceful demonstrations against a corrupt government. The most stinging thing about the shooting incident was the fact that when it happened, the people that did it were known and yet it took a lot of time for them to get arrested. After the arrest, they were sentenced to serve three years of which they only served six months. These are the events that made him start crusading for social justice.

He formed his own organization, the Human Rights Movement that has head quarters in New York. Through this movement, he has been able to champion the rights of many from around the world. One of the events held by the organization has been equated to the Davos Conference that happens annually. He has been personally involved with different legal systems for his activism. There was a time he escaped narrowly from getting thrown in a jail in Vietnam for reporting about violence against the inmates. These and many more are the steps that Thor has been taking in making sure that he gets as many people as possible the justice they deserve. He is an inspiration to many.

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Thor Halvorssen the Human Rights Advocate

Thor Halvorssen is a human rights supporter and movie producer. Delineated by the New York Times as “a champion of the frail and underdog, he began pushing for human rights as a youngster in 1989 in London by organizing for restriction to South African politically-endorsed racial isolation.

Halvorssen’s experience is Norwegian & Venezuelan. He got the chance to be unmistakably included full-time in the progression of due process including individual rights after his father turned into a political prisoner in Venezuela. Along these lines, he built up the New York-based Human Rights Foundation after his mother was shot in the midst of a political challenge in 2004. HRF is given to liberating political prisoners and to advancing vote based system and resistance in Latin America. Since its building up, HRF has secured the opportunity of seven inner voice prisoners, offered Truth Commissions with evidences, gave amicus briefs in key worldwide human rights cases, and moreover distributed two books on state obligations and human rights.

Mr. Halvorssen is the CEO the Oslo Freedom Forum founder, which is a yearly overall get-together. He was born & grew in Venezuelan in 1976 and he is a history & political science graduate from the University of Pennsylvania where he was additionally honored with an award for securing the student speech. Besides being the leader of the Oslo Freedom Forum, Mr. Halvorssen furthermore heads FIRE – Foundation of Individual Rights in Education, which is a US, based freedoms association as the coordinator & CEO for human rights foundation, a global group formed in 2004 to champion the significance of Human Rights. He set up the team resulting to venturing down as the pioneer for Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. Halvorssen is an inside and out prestigious Human rights advocate with his essential duty focused in supporting the general society rights & interests, pushing for people’s rights and advocating for ordinary freedoms.