United Nations


Economic and Social Council

Distr.: General

7 December 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. 80/2018 *

Communication submitted by:M.I. and E.M.

Alleged victims:The authors and their two children

State party:Spain

Date of communication:16 November 2018 (initial submission)

Subject matter:Eviction from a dwelling that the authors had rented from someone who turned out not to be the owner

Substantive issue:Right to adequate housing

Article of the Covenant:11 (1)

1.On 16 November 2018, the authors submitted an individual communication to the Committee on behalf of themselves and their two minor children. On 19 November 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 12 October 2021, the Committee, having noted the authors’ request for discontinuance on the grounds that they had secured alternative housing, decided to discontinue its consideration of the communication, in accordance with rule 17 of its provisional rules of procedure under the Optional Protocol.