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 communicationNo. 77/2018 * , **

Communication submitted by:J.G.L. et al.

Alleged victims:The authors

State party:Spain

Date of communication:13 November 2018 (initial submission)

Subject matter:Eviction from a dwelling for which the authors stopped paying rent due to lack of resources

Substantive issue:Right to adequate housing

Article of the Covenant:11 (1)

1.On 13 November 2018, the authors submitted an individual communication to the Committee. On 13 November 2018, the Committee registered the communication and requested the State party to take interim measures to suspend the eviction of the authors 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 noted that the author had failed to respond to repeated requests for comments on the State party’s observations on the admissibility and merits of the communication, concluded that the authors had lost interest and decided to discontinue consideration of communication No. 77/2018, in accordance with rule 18 of its rules of procedure under the Optional Protocol.