Venezuelan born human rights activist Thor Halvorssen has spent the majority of his adult life looking for the best ways of fighting the loss of human rights witnessed by millions of people around the world.
Halvorssen differs from many of his contemporaries in the human rights arena because of his commitment to fighting abuse at any level and by governments and officials with whom he may share some political views. The founder of the Oslo Freedom Forum has found a large level of success in his constant battle to fight human rights abuses by socialist governments that are often ignored by other human rights activists.
Thor Halvorssen was born in Venexuela and witnessed his own parents targeted by the socialist government of the country because of their anti government stance. According to Forbes, Thor Halvorssen does not agree with the decisions of his colleagues in the human rights community who he feels are not correct in their decision to ignore the many atrocities committed by left leaning governments; through the Human Rights Foundation and the Oslo Freedom Forum Thor has remained committed to bringing all human rights issues to the attention of the people of the world.
Despite the strong political ties his family enjoy, Thor Halvorssen has always refused to be drawn into the political arena outside that of the human rights activism community.
Thor Halvorssen has focused his own career on human rights abuses, including his initial interests that included his battle against slavery laws in China. Read more: Thor Halvorssen | LinkedIn
The work completed by Thor Halvorssen has been far from limited to his home country of Venezuela or the U.S., instead the human rights activist has seen his work praised in a number of quarters around the world.
A major honor was bestowed upon Thor in 2010 when he was awarded a medal for his human rights activism to celebrate the anniversary of the Romanian Revolution that removed the Soviet style dictatorship that had ruled the country for decades.
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