Thor Halvorssen is a human rights activist who is the founder as well as the president of the Human Rights Foundations which was founded in 2005. As a human rights activist, Mr. Halvorssen rejects any political label despite the fact that he has been labeled many times as being a classical liberal. Mr. Halvorssen is particularly passionate about uncovering scandals of dictators and tyrants of countries that have been persecuting the people. With over 20 years of experience, Mr. Halvorssen remembers the exact day to which he began the fight for better human rights around the world. Mr. Halvorssen states that the year was 1989 and he started out as a young age due to the fact that he was heavily influenced by his parents and their actions with human rights.
Thor Halvorssen understands the necessity of the fight for human rights. In 1993 his father was falsely imprisoned in a Venezuelan jail despite the fact that his father was a well respected diplomat. The only reason his father was ever released was thanks to the avocation and influence of several human rights organizations. Thanks to Mr. Halvorssen, his organization now protects human right globally and focuses especially on the human rights of those that live without a choice in closed societies. The mission of The Human Rights Foundation is to preserve freedom and the importance of basic rights all around the world. This non-profit organization believes that basic rights should never be unattainable or even considered to be a luxury.
With current offices located in New York, this non-profit organization has received support and funding from individuals and companies from all over the world with a similar belief to the foundation. The Human Rights Foundation can also be spotted at Capitol Hill on an annual basis when representatives come and educate the public on the necessity of preserving and spreading basic human rights. In present day, this foundation has already done so much by freeing political prisoners, giving education to the public in closed societies, as well as using films and other means of entertainment to further educate the world.