Rights are defined as claims of an individual which are essential for the growth of their own self and society or State recognises that. A responsibility is something that someone required or is expected to do. Obligations and rights are interdependent. Rights are what we need other people to do for us whereas the obligations are those actions which we ought to perform for others. Thus, a right comes with an obligation to show respect for the rights of others.

The obligations that accompany rights have been in the type of responsibilities. The current century may prove to be the century of human duties while the 20th century was the century of human rights. The present study implies that we're on the boundary of a new era. The recent changes in the way states functions, the increase in power of non-state actors and also the prevailing realisation that a lot of the most urgent issues are the result of activities made by non state actors.