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. 40/2018 *

Communication submitted by:G.M.

Alleged victims:The author and her daughter

State party:Spain

Date of communication:22 June 2018

Subject matter:Eviction from a dwelling following withdrawal of the owners’ consent to occupancy

Substantive issue:Right to adequate housing

Article of the Covenant:11 (1)

1.On 22 June 2018, the author submitted an individual communication to the Committee on behalf of herself and her minor daughter. On 25 June 2018, the Committee registered the communication and requested the State party to take interim measures to suspend the eviction of the author and her daughter pending the consideration of the communication or to provide them with adequate alternative housing, in genuine consultation with the author.

2.At its meeting on 22 February 2021, the Committee, taking note of the author’s withdrawal of the communication for personal reasons, decided to discontinue its consideration of communication No. 40/2018, pursuant to rule 17 of its provisional rules of procedure under the Optional Protocol.