Thor Halvorssen is a successful lawyer and the president of an international organization known as the Human Rights Foundation. The international organization is headquartered in New York, and its primary objective is to protect human life all over the world. Thor is currently thirty-nine years old, and he has achieved a lot in his career. He launched HRF in 2005, and he has helped many individuals get freedom in different parts of the world.
Halvorssen was born and brought up in a place known as Caracas. He is half Venezuelan and half Norwegian. Both is parents are descendants of heads of state. One of his grandfathers was serving as a king’s consul during the Second World War. His mother was a descendant of Cristobal Mendoza, the first president of Venezuela.
The New York has a lot of knowledge in human rights, and most of the individuals who know him say that this knowledge is not theoretical. Several years ago, Thor’s father was tortured and mistreated in one prison found in Caracas. This is because he exposed some corruption in government when he was working as a drug czar.
Leopoldo López, one of his first cousins, was a strong challenger of the Chavista regime. This system did not come to an end, even when its leader passed away. Up to date, Leopoldo is a political prisoner, and he is held in a Venezuelan jail. However, Thor has decided to be different from other human rights activists, who play the sad sack. Whenever he is making a speech, he doesn’t emit any bitter words or show weariness. He doesn’t pretend like most of his colleagues who claim to love humanity but hate the people.
Thor has proved that he loves human beings. Most of the people he loves most are defectors and dissidents, the few freedom troublemakers who always blow the whistle on authoritarians and at the same time stand against the tyranny. Most of the people he appoints to serve in the Human Rights Foundation are individuals who have worked to change the society. Under his leadership, the international organization has helped many people from all parts of the globe.