The IC, in its course of investigation, accords the parties involved in the investigation the opportunity to be heard. These interviews which are also conducted prior to the IC sittings by the Investigation Officers (IOs) provide an avenue for the parties involved to render their explanations and representations and for the IC and IOs to clarify matters pertaining to the complaint.

At DC mentions and hearings, the IC renders clarification and presents the case to the DC who then deliberates the case to determine whether the charge against the member is established.