Thor Halvorssen is a household name in the world of human activisms. He started participating in the world of activism at a young age, this was necessitated by the underlying political situation that was being experienced in Venezuela. He was born in Venezuela from a political family. His father served as a minister in the government where he handled high profile cases. During the course of his duty, his father was arrested while undertaking an investigation in a powerful drug cartel syndicate.
This was seen as an attempt by the government to cover up corrupt government officials from the illicit trade. He was jailed without the due process which brought uprising of street protests. Thor Halvorssen participated actively in the demonstration that were all over the streets of Venezuela. This prompted the international and civil society bodies to intervene which resulted in his release. This was one of the major milestone that were made towards realization of political freedom in Venezuela. As a result, many political detainees in Venezuela became aware of their rights and privileges and were later released from prison. Thor Halvorssen developed interest in the civil activism during his life in the university where he studied a degree in English and American literature. During his life at the university, he was in charge as the editor of the school newspaper publication.
His mother was also involved in active demonstrations fighting for the rights and privileges of people to be respected. As a result, many people were shot at including her mother. This brought a lot of sensitization among members of the entire country who stood up to fight the bad regime. These challenges prompted Thor Halvorssen to establish the Human Right Foundation that stands for the respect of rights of people across the world. The organization has been promoting peaceful co-existence of people throughout the world.