544. Giving of evidence and summoning of witnesses.

544.     Giving of evidence and summoning of witnesses.

The Special Immigration Appeals Commission1 may receive evidence that would not be admissible in a court of law2, but may not receive evidence that was likely to have been obtained by torture3. Witnesses' evidence may be given either orally, before the Commission4, or in writing5; the Commission may also receive evidence in documentary or any other form6. Every party7 is entitled to adduce evidence and to cross-examine witnesses during any part of a hearing from which he and his representative are not excluded8, but no person may be compelled