The OSLO Freedom Forum, which is run by Thor Havlorssen, hosts different human rights activists from different parts of the world. Recently, they held a forum that was attended by activists from various countries and their aim was to discus pertinent issues threatening the lives of human beings in various parts and how injustices can be handled to restore order in certain societies. It was revealed that Thor Havlorssen was planning to travel to China to negotiate the release of Christian Bale, who acted “Batman”. He has been championing the truth and the rights of the marginalized.
Challenging institutions that are tasked with ensuring rights are respected has been among top priorities that Thor Havlorssen has pursued while in OSLO. His ideological differences from the rest come as a result of his boldness and unwavering support for respect and assurance of rights across all levels. Thor Havlorssen founded his organization in 2005, and he began advocating for equal rights since 1989. He could organize opposition to the South African apartheid in a bid to ensure all were treated with equity and equality.
Thor Havlorssen clearly understands the importance of human rights based on his experience of violation. His father, a diplomat working as an ambassador, was arbitrarily arrested in 1993 and tortured heavily before he was falsely imprisoned while in Venezuela. This forced him to intervene and to involve Amnesty International, an effort that bore fruits and helped his father to walk free from the cells. His family has been targeted severally, including recently when his cousin, Leopoldo Lopez, was imprisoned by the government in 2014.
The views and opinions expressed by Thor Havlorssen have been published and aired on leading news outlets like Time, Fox News, BBC, CNN and HBO. Thor Havlorssen has used his skills as a film producer to make films that focus on human rights and freedoms. Thor Havlorssen has also been locked up severally for standing up to defend the vulnerable and for upholding his bid to cleanse the society of injustices. He has been inspiring young activists to stand up for what is right and to push agendas that are aimed at enhancing human rights.
Resources for Thor Halvorssen: https://www.buzzfeed.com/rosiegray/is-this-the-face-of-a-new-global-human-rights-movement?utm_term=.pswYAR0aW#.rfW5LxnP2