The registration of refugees is designed to protect. But its system of conditional aid has distanced the concept of aid from its universal roots.
Recent protests in Turkey have exposed deep seated divisions within society. But do they threaten to weaken the stability of Erdogan’s government? Background Until recently, Turkey’s citizen-government relations have remained relatively stable, overshadowed by the ever increasing tensions across the Middle East. However, recent protests across the country have set...
While many secular advocates, right-wing parties and orthodox Islamic groups hold tight to the idea of a static, unresponsive and irrational Islamic law, the traditional framework of Islamic Legal Theory boasts otherwise. Here, the neglected principle of ijtihād is analysed. The evolutionary vs. immutable nature of Islamic law has been...
Following the death of Gaddafi, many Libyan families are preparing to return home. Anna Birawi reflects on her experiences during the revolution, retelling the stories of families and children who fled to Tunisia.
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