Human rights have been on ongoing battle since the 1800’s. People always believe they should certain rights, and no one should be able to take those rights away from them.
A man who believes strongly in the human rights of others is Thor Halvorssen, he is president of the New York-based Human Rights Foundation (HRF), the HRF was founded in 2005. Interestingly enough, Thor Halvorssen is half-Norwegian and half-Venezuelan but he currently resides in New York.
Thor Halvorssen is not just your regular hot head who believes in human rights without any reasoning behind it. His whole life has been a battle for his own rights, as well as his families rights.
When he was just a child Germans invaded his homeland, this was his first exposure to how someone can snatch away the free rights of an individual whenever they please.
Another time he was exposed to a violation of human rights was the murder of his mother, his mother was shot in an anti-Hugo Chávez demonstration.
According to WeeklyStandard, However will all the misfortunate Thor Halvorssen has gone through in his lifetime, he does not base his foundation on sappy emotions, but on knowledge of the subject of human rights.
Thor himself has been beaten nearly to death for his cause, and he still continues to push for human rights every day, and every night. He does not sleep regular hours like others do, he has vampire hours some say. They will receive texts and e-mails in the dead of night when the average person would be sleeping, but not Thor, his passion has overwhelmed his need for sleep.
Thor is only thirty-nine and considers himself a “classical liberal” in the John Stuart Mill tradition but he has managed to rally a group of twelve individuals from all over the globe who believe in his cause and want to fight by his side.
None of the individuals associated with HRF are afraid for their lives because they are passionate about the path they have chosen and stand by Thor Halvorssen 100%. Thor Halvorssen believes in the rights of humans, and he will without a doubt continue to battle those who try to steer him otherwise.
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