543. Hearings to be held in private where public interest is engaged.

543.     Hearings to be held in private where public interest is engaged.

If the Special Immigration Appeals Commission1 considers it necessary for the appellant or applicant2 and his representative to be excluded from a hearing or part of a hearing in order to secure that information is not disclosed contrary to the public interest, it must direct accordingly and conduct the hearing, or that part of it from which the appellant or applicant and his representative are excluded, in private3. The Commission may also conduct a hearing or part of a hearing in private for