There many people in the world today that don’t have access to the basic rights that people in the western world often take for granted. These violations of basic liberties and rights occur in numerous regions of the world. Human rights violations can take different forms. In some cases, governments are working to prevent the atrocities. However, in other cases, there is little being done at a governmental level. Human Rights Foundation believes that all individuals should have fundamental human rights, and intervention is always advised in the case of human rights violations. Human Rights Foundation works to improve the civil liberties of anyone who needs it, and they do so regardless of the political situation. In fact, they have even worked to help people in one of the world’s most politically oppressed and isolated nations, North Korea.
Human Rights Foundation was founded in 2005 by Thor Halvorssen. Thor Halvorssen started Human Rights Foundation, because he is strongly opposed to any form of violation of civil liberties. He believes that all people should have certain universal rights, regardless of the country that they live in. Prior to Human Rights Foundation, Thor Halvorssen has worked in other ways to promote human rights.
He has developed this philosophy, due to his own life experiences. He grew up in a country where some questionable incidents have taken place. As a Venezuelan, he saw oppression with his own eyes. Halvorssen’s father worked for the police, and he was given the task of getting information on drug cartel members. The plan was to investigate, and catch criminals involved with the cartel. Unfortunately, Halvorssen’s father ended up thrown in jail. The legal system jailed him in a corrupt scheme that was aimed at protecting cartel members. The International Society For Human Rights was able to free him from imprisonment. Halvorssen’s mother fell victim to a shooting incident during a protest.
Workers for the Human Rights Foundation have successfully assisted some of the world’s most oppressed people. Even the oppressed citizens of North Korea have not been out of reach to the Human Rights Foundation. In future years, Human Rights Foundation will continue to make more of a difference in the world. Many more people will be able to have increased freedom, due to the hard work of Thor Halvorssen’s organization.