A national of a state party to the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations1 who has been arrested or detained has a right to be informed by the competent authorities without delay of the right to request that the consular post of his state of nationality be informed and of his right to send communications to the consular post2. The requirement that the detained individual be informed of his rights 'without delay' does not require provision of the relevant information immediately upon arrest and prior to any interrogation; nevertheless, the obligation to inform the individual of his rights arises at
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