Thor Halvorssen: Passion And Foundation
When it comes to human rights, someone needs to stand up against the blatant violations. However, not just anyone could stand up against the tyranny of multiple governments and rules. It takes someone with the passion and the intensity to be able to stand up for the rights of people in different countries that are filled with oppression. This passion often involves the will to do the necessary research in order to come up with an effective solution. This passion also must make him willing to take the punishment for the rights of others.
Fortunately, there is someone who carries that passion. His name is Thor Halvorssen. He is someone that is willing to bring people out of an oppressive lifestyle and into a more humane lifestyle of freedom and choice. He has been so passionate about bringing an end to oppression wherever it thrives that he has started up his own firm called the Human Rights Foundation. This is where he gets to look at all of the different violations of human rights as well as government corruption. Thor shows no fear when it comes to dealing with these issues that plague many countries. He is also willing to risk it all. Thor at Facebook.
Thor goes beyond theoretical knowledge when it comes to human rights issues. He has a whole family that deals with the fight for human rights. His father, mother, and other relatives have all been victims of human rights violations. He is also someone that is willing to do more than talk about the issue. He has been so effective in his fight for human rights that he has become the new face for the global human rights movement. Among the effective things he is doing for the fight is changing the perception of the human rights activist. While the human rights activist is often seen as more of the depressive type, Thor Halvorssen is full of energy and works really hard to present a clean and positive image for the human rights movement.
The Achievements of Thor Halvorssen
Many leaders hope that once they are out of the office their succeeding generations will be successful and gain respect in their country. Thor Halvorssen is the descendant of the first president of Venezuela –Cristobal Mendoza. He comes from a family that has accomplished a lot in their life. For instance, his father Thor Halvorssen Helllum was a Venezuelan Ambassador whose responsibility was for the antinarcotic affairs. Consequently, he was also appointed as an investigator at the international level of Venezuelan senate Commission. Thor Halvorssen grandfather, Oystein Thor Halvorssen served the Norway’s King at the position of the counsel and was a representative for the Venezuelan companies in Norway. With this success of due to the dedication of services in Venezuela, one would assume that Mendoza is happy of the rising Thor Halvorssen. Watch Video .
Thor Halvorssen holds a Bachelor’s as well as Mater’s degree in political science and History from University of Pennsylvania an Ivy League college. He is also very active in the government matters as well as legal affairs. Particularly Halvorssen has chosen to focus on a matter relating slavery, combating tyranny regimes as well as human trafficking.
He has also made a major impact in his own home country as well as the on the international sphere. In 1999 he was given the opportunity to serve as the chief executive officer of the America Civil liberties organization FIRE the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. It was in the same year that he campaigned to convince a U.S based Lucent Technologies to implement a policy that would eliminate slave labor in the manufacturing of its products in China. This would require that China citifies that none of the product come from its territory are made using slave labor. Halvorssen in Facebook .
One of the most recognized output to the society in his work is the work with Human Right Foundation. From time to time Halvorssen has helped in leading the foundation, it became a world recognized because of it a vocal protest against the oppressive regimes. At one particular time, he was fought for the rights of the longtime Chinese political prisoner Liu Xiaobo. As a result, he was asked to be Xiaobo guest during the Nobel Prize ceremony in 2010 in which Xiaobo was awarded in absentia.