United Nations


Economic and Social Council

Distr.: General

16 November 2022


Original: Spanish

Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Decision adopted by the Committee under the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, concerning communication No. 90/2018 * , **

Communication submitted by:Mohamed Bouayad El Mejbar and Bouchra Chabou

Alleged victims:The authors and their children

State party:Spain

Date of communication:18 December 2018 (initial submission)

Subject matter:Eviction due to termination of lease

Substantive issue:Right to adequate housing

Article of the Covenant:11 (1)

1.On 18 December 2018, the authors submitted an individual communication on behalf of themselves and their three minor children. On 31 December 2018, the Committee registered the communication and requested the State party to take interim measures to suspend the eviction of the authors and their children pending the consideration of the communication or to provide them with adequate alternative housing, in genuine consultation with them.

2.At its meeting on 10 October 2022, the Committee, having noted the authors’ request for discontinuance on the grounds that they had found alternative housing, decided to discontinue consideration of the communication, in accordance with rule 18 of its rules of procedure under the Optional Protocol.