United Nations


Economic and Social Council

Distr.: General

6 December 2021


Original: Spanish

Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Decision adopted by the Committee under the Optional Protocolto the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, concerning communication No. 46/2018 *

Communication submitted by:Belkis Escobar Armijo and Juan Carlos Bedoya Acosta

Alleged victims:The authors and their three children

State party:Spain

Date of communication:4 July 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 4 July 2018, the authors submitted an individual communication to the Committee on their behalf and on behalf of their three minor children. On 16 July 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 a meeting on 12 October 2021, the Committee took note of the request from the authors, who stated that they have stable housing at present, for the Committee to discontinue the consideration of the communication. The Committee therefore decided, in accordance with rule 17 of its provisional rules of procedure under the Optional Protocol, to discontinue its consideration of the communication.