Thor Halvorssen presently serves as the president of the Human Right Foundation, which is headquartered in New York. The foundation was created in 2005 and has been under his leadership ever since. It serves as a non-profit making institution and has assisted in changing the lives of many people across the world. Mr. Halvorssen is an individual who has a mixed heritage since he was born to a Norwegian mother and a Venezuelan father. His father was born during the Second World War. Thor is said to be a major participant in the diversion of the Norway ships to a Venezuelan Port during a time when Germany attacked the nation. His mother was a relative of Cristobal Mendoza who was Venezuela’s first president.
Mr. Halvorssen has fulfilled his responsibility as the chair of the Human Rights Foundation by assisting in exposing various corrupt governments. The organization has also been spearheading various campaigns to release political prisoners across the globe. Thor is a successful lawyer and has practiced for about 13 years. One of his early missions included assisting the black people who were affected by the apartheid rule. His father and cousin were victims of political imprisonment.
The activities of the Human Rights Foundation have primarily targeted nations that have a record of violating human rights. They facilitate democracy and campaign against military governments that are oppressive. Some of the rights that the foundation advocates for include freedom of personal expression and speech. It also fights for freedom of worship. Thor established the Human Rights Foundation to serve as a nonprofit charity with a primary aim of campaigning against various governments that oppressed their citizens. He understands the significant impact of human rights activists and bodies since he believes that his father could have died as a political prisoner were it not for their intervention.
Thor Halvorssen has also had a successful career in the film industry. He uses his films in influencing the world by directing it to be harmonious. Halvorssen understands that entertainment has a significant impact on people’s behaviors. He has also involved some of the celebrities in the sector in the human rights campaigns.