The Importance of Universal Human Rights

Despite the fact that there has been much progress regarding the fight for universal rights, there are still issues to be resolved. One individual in particular is named Thor Halvorssen. Mr. Halvorssen is a human rights activist who has made headlines through his opinions as well as his several campaigns for human rights. One excellent example is his campaign in South Africa during the apartheid in 1989. This experience has given him much credibility and has demonstrated his passion for fighting for the equality of everyone.

One issue in particular that Thor Halvorssen has recently been fighting against is the issue of American pop singers singing in a region that is known for human rights violations. Mr. Halvorssen brings up the topic of Nicki Minaj who had accepted the chance to sing at a concert in Angola. The issue with this is that the concert was funded by a company that is under control of the President who has continued to violate many human rights laws.

The controversy that has hit this pop star is the fact that this is not the first time that this has happened. One other pop singer, Madonna, accepted a contracted just a few years prior to sing in exchange for a few million dollars. Despite the fact that she was reprimanded by several human rights organizations including the Human Rights Foundation, she continued to repeat this defense more than once.

Thor Halvorssen who is the founder of the Human Rights Foundation, has had a long history of fighting for human rights that is even traced back to many of his family members. This important foundation was founded in 2005. In addition to this, Mr. Halvorssen is the founder of the Oslo Freedom Forum, the patron of the Prague-based children’s peace movement, as well as the previous co-founder of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. This particular foundation was around and made significant impact from 1999 to 2004.