Many leaders hope that once they are out of the office their succeeding generations will be successful and gain respect in their country. Thor Halvorssen is the descendant of the first president of Venezuela –Cristobal Mendoza. He comes from a family that has accomplished a lot in their life. For instance, his father Thor Halvorssen Helllum, was a Venezuelan Ambassador whose responsibility was for the antinarcotic affairs. Consequently, he was also appointed as an investigator at the international level of Venezuelan senate Commission. Thor Halvorssen grandfather, Oystein Thor Halvorssen served the Norway’s King at the position of the counsel and was a representative for the Venezuelan companies in Norway. With this success of due to the dedication of services in Venezuela, one would assume that Mendoza is happy of the rising Thor Halvorssen.
Thor Halvorssen holds a Bachelor’s as well as Mater’s degree in political science and History from University of Pennsylvania an Ivy League college. He is also very active in the government matters as well as legal affairs. Particularly Halvorssen has chosen to focus on a matter relating slavery, combating tyranny regimes as well as human trafficking.
He has also made a major impact in his own home country as well as the on the international sphere. In 1999 he was given the opportunity to serve as the chief executive officer of the America Civil liberties organization FIRE the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. It was in the same year that he campaigned to convince a U.S based Lucent Technologies to implement a policy that would eliminate slave labor in the manufacturing of its products in China. This would require that China citifies that none of the product come from its territory are made using slave labor.
One of the most recognized output to the society in his work is the work with Human Right Foundation. From time to time Halvorssen has helped in leading the foundation, it became a world recognized because of it a vocal protest against the oppressive regimes. At one particular time, he was fought for the rights of the longtime Chinese political prisoner Liu Xiaobo. As a result, he was asked to be Xiaobo guest during the Nobel Prize ceremony in 2010 in which Xiaobo was awarded in absentia.
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Human Rights Foundations Requests Cancellation
There is much controversy being stirred up surrounding Nicki Minaj. Minaj and her girls have already jetted off to Angola, Africa. This is ahead of a scheduled performance. The event has been stirring up much controversy. The raptress is scheduled for a Christmas performance on Saturday. This is sponsored by Unitel. The Human Rights Foundation has requested That Nicki cancel this Christmas performance. This request came in an open letter.
The Communications Company Concerns
Unitel is the communications company that is controlled by the family of José Eduardo dos Santos. He has been the Angolan President since the year 1979. This controversy has come into play because the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Organization has called this president a dictator. This is the reason for the request to cancel the Christmas concert. The open letter to Nicki stated that her payment for her performance would be a direct result of government corruption along with violations of human rights. The outlined information in the letter warned Nicki of the three decade authoritarian rule. The violations include the exploited Angola’s diamond and oil wealth. This was exploited in order to maintain control over branches within the government along with civil society. It has been stated that Dos Santos had the following included into his policy for those who protested his rule. These included:
* the killing of politicians, activists, and journalists
This is the overall reason that the cancellation had been requested for the concert that that Minaj will be performing in.
Human Rights and Thor Halvorssen
Thor Halvorssen is a film producer and he is also a human rights activist. He has been described as an individual with a strong passion for the underdog and the powerless. Halvorssen started to advocate for human rights in the year 1989. He was an adolescent at that time. He has a remarkable background in human rights and the organization of foundations that help those in great need.
Thor Halvorssen Had Motivation
Thor Halvorssen does have an intriguing background. Perhaps his motivation for his powerful human rights passion is due to the fact that his own father had become a political prisoner. This occurred in Venezuela. Hal’s own background is Norwegian and Venezuelan. His mother had been shot while participating in a political protest. Thor does seem to have a solid and clear motivation for human rights and those who are powerless.