United Nations


Economic and Social Council

Distr.: General

31 March 2022


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. 67/2018 * , * *

Communication submitted by:

Deisy Karina Gómez Torres

Alleged victims:

The author and her minor daughter

State party:


Date of communication:

23 October 2018 (initial submission)

Subject matter:

Eviction from a dwelling that the author 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 23 October 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 them.

2.At its meeting on 28 February 2022, the Committee, having taken note of the State party’s request for discontinuance and of the author’s withdrawal of the case on the grounds that alternative housing had been granted, decided to discontinue consideration of communication No. 67/2018, in accordance with rule 18 of its rules of procedure under the Optional Protocol.