decided on the case. A second expulsion order against the author was
quashed by the Tribunal administratif of Paris.
4. Before considering any claim in a communication, the Committee against
Torture must decide whether or not it is admissible under article 22 of the
5. Article 22, paragraph 5 (b), of the Convention precludes the Committee
from considering any communication, unless it has ascertained that all
available domestic remedies have been exhausted; this rule does not apply if
it is established that the application of domestic remedies has been or would
be unreasonably prolonged or would be unlikely to bring effective relief. In
the instant case, the expulsion order against the author is subject of an
appeal before the Conseil d'Etat. The author has not invoked any
circumstances to show that this remedy would be unlikely to bring effective
relief. Moreover, it appears from the information submitted by the author
that a subsequent expulsion order against her was quashed by the Tribunal
administratif. In the circumstances, the Committee is at present precluded
from considering the author's communication.
6. The Committee therefore decides:
(a) That the communication, as submitted, is inadmissible;
(b) That this decision may be reviewed under rule 109 of the Committee's
rules of procedure upon receipt of a request by or on behalf of the author
containing information to the effect that the reasons for inadmissibility no
(c) That this decision shall be communicated to the author and, for
information, to the State party.
[Done in English, French, Russian and Spanish, the English text being the