Category: Human Rights Leaders

Thor Halvorssen Brings People Together To Fight Human Rights Abuses

The human dynamo that is Thor Halvorssen takes many different roles in life, but to those looking in from the outside his greatest achievements seem to be found in the realm of human rights activism. Halvorssen seems to be on his way to the top of the film production business after working with many of the best known names in Hollywood, but has made his way to the top of the activism community through his nonstop hard work and dedication to a cause close to his heart.

The role Thor Halvorssen has taken up with the Human Rights Foundation, which he formed in 2005, came after spending most of his adult life working with human rights groups in various areas of the world. Although his activism role brought success the issues the Venezuelan born activist had with those he worked with pushed him to take the major step of forming his own activism foundation. Thor Halvorssen has always refused to sit by and allow human rights to be abused at any level or by any political group, so much so that in the U.S. he has spoken out against comments made by members of both the Democrats and Republicans.

Hard work and dedication are two distinct elements in the life of Thor Halvorssen that have pushed him to become a major part of the Hollywood film industry as a production partner of well known names, such as Lucy Liu and Quentin Tarantino. The majority of the work completed by Halvorssen has been in the documentary field with a number of films produced that reflect his views on human rights and various abuses, including the movie “Indoctrinate U” that focuses on bias towards left wing views seen in the U.S. higher education system.

Thor Halvorssen has also looked to make people in politically stable Europe more aware of the issues facing those in other areas of the world through a series of talks and seminars known as the Oslo Freedom Forum. The Oslo Freedom Forum has proven such a success that Halvorssen was awarded a medal of honor by the Romanian government during festivities to remember the 1989 Romanian Revolution.