When people think about human rights activists, the image that often comes to mind are people who just stand around talking about issues. There is also the image of someone that is unkempt and hates people while he loves humanity. Thor Halvorssen, on the other hand, is someone who is challenging that image. However, he is not intending to challenge the image. He is more intent on just fighting the battle and letting others know about the violations that are taking place in the other countries. He is also doing it with the intensity and the enthusiasm that is often missing from human rights activists.
There are many things that differentiate Thor Halvorssen from the other human rights activists that are making the rounds in media. For one thing, he is someone that gets himself deep into the fight. He is also not afraid to take any physical punishment in the midst of the fight for human rights against oppression in different countries so that there could be equality among all people. He is willing to take the fight as far as needed. He is also accepting the help of others who are willing to take on the cause of humanity.
Thor is actually more knowledgeable about the violations of human rights than other activists are. His family is very deep in the fight. He has also been victimized by the corrupt government through his family. His father was jailed and his mother was shot. In this case, he is one of the oppressed that is fighting against the oppression. This is one of the aspects that make him one of the best people to bring the fight to the dictators and the oppressors. He knows the nature of the corruption. This is what makes Thor someone who is trustworthy for human rights.