United Nations


Economic and Social Council

Distr.: General

15 April 2021


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. 23/2017 *

Communication submitted by:H.M., R.M. and their children

Alleged victims:The authors and their children

State party:Spain

Date of communication:7 November 2017

Subject matter:Eviction for occupation without legal title

Substantive issue:Right to adequate housing

Article of the Covenant:11 (1)

1.On 7 November 2017, the authors submitted an individual communication to the Committee on behalf of themselves and their minor children. On the same date, 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 22 February 2021, the Committee, taking note that the authors had not responded to its repeated requests for comments, considered that the authors had lost interest in the communication. The Committee therefore decided to discontinue its consideration of communication No. 23/2017, pursuant to rule 17 of its provisional rules of procedure under the Optional Protocol.