Thor Halvoseen is well known human rights advocate. The human rights advocacy has been running in his family and they trust to fight for humanity is not anything to discuss instead it is a mandate. Thor Halvoseen was born and raised Caracas, and he comes from a swashbucklers and head of states background. His paternal grandfather Oystein was the Norwegian king consul in Venezuela during the Second World War. He was a very powerful man, and when the Germans invaded his home, he redirected all the Norway’s Merchant fleet to Venezuelan ports. Oystein power was also evident in the way he handled arguments; he once fought a couple Nazis when he was stopped by to object.
His royalty origin also came from his mother who descended from the first president of Venezuela Cristobal Mendoza and Simon the Liberator, a military leader who assisted the American Latin in getting independence from Spain. Thor love for people led him to fight for humanity and their rights. Thor’s first cousin was also among the human rights and freedom fighter. Currently, the cousin Leopoldo Lopez is in a Venezuelan prison for going against the Chavista Regime. Thor’s family was not afraid to stand and also die for what they believed in, his father was not ashamed to expose the government corruption as he worked as a Venezuelan drug Czar, he was toured and died in a Caracas prison. On the other hand, his mother was shot in a demonstration dubbed Anti-Hugo Chavez.
The 40 years old human rights advocate Thor Halvoseen loves people a passion that led to the establishment of Human Rights Foundation in 2005. Thor is also a film producer and his movies and Foundation mainly focuses on public policy, public interest, individual rights, human rights advocacy as well as civil liberties.Thor Halvoseen did not only found Human Rights Foundation, but he is also the founder of Oslo Freedom Forum a foundation described as the human rights festival. His passion for humanity has given him the opportunity to hold several positions in some organizations including Czech-base Children’s Peace Movement and On Own Feet where he is the patron. Thor is also the founder of Moving Pictures Institute. His voice for advocacy has also made him be recognized by the University of Pennsylvania President Judith Rodin for protecting the speech of the students. In 2010 the Romanian leader Emil Constantinescu presented Thor with a Presidential silver medal as they celebrated Romanian Revolution of 1989 tenth Anniversary.