Human right acquires new meaning and dimension at different points in history as oppressed groups demand recognition of their rights and new conditions gives rise to the need for new protections. It is on the basis of these that human right NGO’s have sprung up all over the country to give a voice to those whose rights have been violated. These groups have mobilized and organized themselves to demand for recognition of people’s rights in terms of political and social rights. The proliferation of Non Governmental organizations or NGOs is one of the most striking features of contemporary nations including Nigeria. Indeed, it is one of the most striking features of contemporary international politics. While states remain the major protectors and abusers of human rights, the human rights NGOs stand in the gap for those who cannot really engage the state directly.