United Nations


Economic and Social Council

Distr.: General

7 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. 55/2018 *

Communication submitted by:M.C.

Alleged victims:The author, her daughter and the minor nephews in her care

State party:Spain

Date of communication:17 September 2018

Subject matter:Eviction for occupation without legal title

Substantive issues:Right to adequate housing

Article of the Covenant:11 (1)

1.On 17 September 2018, the author submitted an individual communication to the Committee on her own behalf and that of her daughter, a minor, and her nephews, also minors, living in her care. On 20 September 2018, the Committee registered the communication and requested the State party to take interim measures to suspend the eviction of the author, her daughter and her nephews 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, having noted the author’s failure to respond to its repeated requests for comments, considered that the author had lost interest in the communication. Accordingly, the Committee decided to discontinue its consideration of communication No. 55/2018, in accordance with rule 17 of its provisional rules of procedure under the Optional Protocol.