This article is intended to demonstrates how in the Colombian legal system, the existence of the principle of sustainable development implies an impact on the welfare of people. This relation-shipcan also be considered tense in those cases of absolute prohibitions that prevent a real sus-tainable development in its social, economic and environmental dimensions. In order to show this reality, the authors analyze the legal status of páramo ecosystemsin which, for the environ-mental protectionism, absolute restrictions are created in relation to the use of renewable nat-ural resources and based on collective interest as a banner. The research findings evinced the tensions between the principle of sustainable development and rights due to erroneous inter-pretation and misapplication.
- Right to a healthy environment
- Sustainable development
- Ecosystems of páramo