542. The hearing.

Unless the Special Immigration Appeals Commission1 orders otherwise, it must serve notice of the date, time and place fixed for any hearing on every party2, whether or not entitled to attend that hearing, and the special advocate3, if one has been appointed4. The Commission may also adjourn the hearing of any proceedings5.

Where two or more appeals or applications are pending at the same time, the Commission may direct them to be heard together if:


    (1)     some common question of law or fact arises in each of them6;


    (2)     they relate to decisions or action taken in respect of persons