Activist Thor Halvorssen is perhaps best known as the head of the Human Rights Foundation and organizer of the annual Oslo Freedom Forum, but the activist has also been building an impressive reputation as an activist who is willing to go the extra mile to achieve his aims of halting as many human rights abuses as possible. Halvorssen is willing to organize a number of different events and happenings in his bid to make sure as many people as possible gain an understanding of the best possible options open to them in assisting with any aspect of human rights activism.
Thor Halvorssen has spent a large amount of his time looking to develop the Oslo Freedom Forum into one of the most important events on the calendar for people from around the world. There have been many positive comments from media commentators about the effect of the Oslo Freedom Forum on the human rights community as it has been described as being as important as the Davos Economic Forum to the future of the world; Halvorssen understands the need to make sure the next generation of activists make their way to the human rights community and has taken the format of the Oslo Freedom Forum to college campuses across the U.S. in a bid to bring news of the abuses seen around the world to young people at top educational institutions.
The challenge of bringing down the most evil dictators in the world has been one accepted by Thor Halvorssen for a number of years and has seen him make an important decision that politics has little place in the daily running of his Human Rights Foundation. Halvorssen has made the decision that a dictator should always be classed as a dictator regardless of their political outlook; many of his contemporaries have traditionally been willing to ignore the abuses committed by the leaders of Venezuela and Cuba because of their left leaning attitudes. Thor Halvorssen has taken a different approach and refuses to allow any dictator to feel comfortable simply because of their socialist policies.