Although some provisions of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations1 have been incorporated and given the force of law in the United Kingdom by the Consular Relations Act 1968, 2the provisions of the Convention relating to consular access and assistance in relation to detained nationals and the rights of a detained foreign national to information as to his consular rights are not among those provisions3. However, some of those obligations are implemented through the relevant Codes of Practice adopted under
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