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A Small Battle for FBI, a Gigantic War for Privacy Rights

An exploration of the evolving contours of the right to privacy by sketching the trajectory of the saga between Apple and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. By refusing to comply with the FBI's request to create a backdoor into the iPhone, Apple has taken a robust stance that could influence the actions of many other tech firms worldwide. While Apple's stand marks a victory for the privacy lobby, judicial intervention defining this right can facilitate its crystallisation and harmonious coexistence with other objectives such as national security.

The Fifth Afghan War and International Law

Four principal groups of legal issues thrown up by the current Afghan war are addressed here: (1) the existing legal framework for combating international terrorism, (2) legality of unilateral use of force by the US backed by some other states, (3) the role of the UN Security Council in respect of the US action, and (4) the machinery to bring the terrorists and their collaborators to justice.
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