Public administration and Rights of Nature

The public activity of a government, whatever its form of organization revolves around a political-administrative direction of society, that activity is conditioned by the type of legitimacy and political organs of the State. This consideration on the type of State have their effects on the type of norms and public policy that govern that State (at least in theory). In that sense, a constitutional state of rights may recognize the rights of nature and apply an appropriate public policy for compliance, while a legal state will have greater difficulties. For this reason, the role of public policy and public administration in Ecuador and Colombia will be analyzed, through the review of some cases in which the rights of nature in both countries have been discussed.