Thor Halvorssen became the founder and CEO of Human Rights Foundation (HRF) in 2005. The HRF is a global group that holds human rights in the highest possible esteem and has managed to develop a huge human rights movement. The freedom of self-determination and tyranny were involved in the implementation of the two concepts of HRF.
Major Events Where HRF Was Involved
The Human Rights Foundation has been involved in a number of major events like in the international council of a number of well known democracy activists and prisoners conscience. Thor has lobbied and advocated for the release of political prisoners in China. Mr. Halvorssen has criticized the decision by Uganda’s president, Yoweri Museveni, of prescribing the death penalty as a punishment for homosexuals. He has also criticized the assault on individual rights and democracy in Latin America as well as the anti-Semitism in Venezuela. Thor has critiqued both the Republicans and Democrats without hesitation.
Thor has been vocal against the violations against the freedom of speech orchestrated by Panama’s President. He has highlighted the cases of political prisoners in Bolivia, Vietnam, Venezuela and Cuba. His advocacy campaigns have also highlighted the plight of human rights defenders in Columbia.
Thor’s Political Involvement
Thor Halvorssen has been involved in a number of political involvements over his career as a human rights activist. These include; the Lucent Technologies in the year 1999 when he supported the abolition of slave industry in China. In the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), dealing with U.S. Civil Liberties, where he served as the CEO and first ever executive director in 1999. The Eagle Forum, which sought to define feminists’ free expression and the ACLU. Thor was also involved in the OLSO Freedom Forum, which was founded back in 2009. He outlined it as an international assembly of Human Rights Advocates. He was also involved in the Children’s Peace Movement where he was named as the “Patron” for all children living in war ravaged countries.
Thor has been involved in the executive production, co-production and sole production of several films that include: “Hammer and Tickle”, “Indoctrinate U”, “Freedom’s Fury”, “The Singing Revolution”, “2081” and “The Sugar Babies.”