Thor Halvorssen considers himself as a human rights advocate as well as a film producer. He is the voice of the powerless. He has founded the Human Rights Foundation that is based in New York.
This Foundation is aimed at liberating the political prisoners. It has a goal to promote civil as well as political rights all around the world.
There is a lot that the Foundation has done till now. It has managed to secure seven prisoners’ release till now. It has managed to provide evidence to several Truth Commissions. The Human Rights Foundation has been able to submit amicus briefs in several important human rights cases of international repute. Besides, it has published two books that are based on individual rights as well as the responsibilities of the State.
Thor Halvorssen is the founder as well as CEO of the Oslo Freedom Forum. This is an annual gathering that is done on a global scale. It is considered by many as a highly spectacular festival of human rights.
He comes from the family of the elite in Venezuela. He is trying to bring in some amount of sensibility here to the 21st-century chaos. Click here to know more.
The Oslo Freedom Forum is a conference that sees human rights activists coming in from around the world. This would include places such as Eritrea and Saudi Arabia, besides Belarus and Syria besides others. There is a stage where these activists are giving speeches and sitting on panels. The Grand Hotel, as well as the Christiania Theater in downtown Oslo, is completely taken over for these three days in May for this event.
Thor Halvorssen is a 37-year-old Venezuelan-Norwegian. He runs this forum. He has a deep engagement in the highly complicated politics of human rights globally. This is why he is at the center of various international conflicts.