In the discipline of International Relations issues of International Law and Development has often found itself a right place from the beginning either in theory or practice. While idealist scholars argue for the formation of international law, realist scholars called the idea utopia. Issues of fundamental human rights and freedom are key components of international law. As a result, many charters, declarations, conventions, protocols etc have been signed and ratified by states in order to guarantee and consolidate fundamental human rights and freedoms. Equally important, respect for and protection of fundamental human rights has occupied a central role in international relations. The issues of fundamental human rights and freedoms have not only come to shape literature but also the agendas of intergovernmental organizations. In the discipline of Development Studies, the relevance of human rights and fundamental freedoms cannot be over emphasized. Thus, the purpose of this paper is to unravel certain issues such as; the meaning of development, the theories of development, the core values and objectives of development, the meaning of human rights, human rights schools of thought. Also it shall discuss the place of human rights in development or otherwise the chemistry between human rights and development.