Topic: Rule of Law

Egyptian student Mariam Malak (photo: Getty Images/AFP/K. Desouki)

Corruption in Egypt

Model student becomes anti-corruption icon

Esraa el-Taweel (photo: private)

Abducted civilians in Egypt

The disappeared

Naghme Abedini with her husband and children (photo: American Center for Law and Justice/AFP/Getty Images)

Christian minorities in Iran


Iran's persecuted converts

Inong with red optometry glasses on the film poster for "The Look of Silence" (photo: Dogfoof)

Joshua Oppenheimer's documentary film "The Look of Silence"

"I expected to meet monsters"

Protests in Berlin against the arrest of Ahmed Mansour in Berlin (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/P.Zinken)

The case of Al Jazeera journalist Ahmed Mansour

A politically motivated incident?

Jame'asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei (photo: Reuters/Ahim Rani)

Book review: Sadakat Kadri's "Heaven on Earth"

What is justice?

Former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Death sentence against Mohammed Morsi


Democracy is futile

Fereshta Ludin, Berlin, 20 March 2015 (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/D. Gerlach)

Interview with Fereshta Ludin

"The decision for or against the headscarf is wholly a matter for the woman herself"

A female student wearing a headscarf (photo: picture-alliance/Joker)

The headscarf ruling from Germany's Consitutional Court

Heated debate on all sides

Farid Hafez speaking on the occasion of the presentation of the Bruno Kreisky Award 2010 (photo: cc-by/Fatih Ozturk)

Interview with the political scientist Farid Hafez

"An expression of institutional Islamophobia"

Protests in Tunis against the trial of blogger Yassine Ayari in a military court (photo: AFP/Fethi Belaid)

The Tunisian judiciary

Piecemeal change as reform stalls

Rachid Ghannouchi (photo: AP)

Interview with Rachid Ghannouchi

"If you sow dictatorship, you harvest terrorism"

Supporters of Nidaa Tounes celebrating their party's election victory in Tunis (photo: dpa)

Six lessons learned from Tunisia's recent elections

"Religion is God's, but democracy belongs to everyone!"

Members of the Tunisian parliament after the passing of the country's new consitution on 26 January 2014 (photo: Reuters)

Democratic transformation in Tunisia

The model student faces difficult tasks

A man draped in a Tunisian flag stands at the back of a queue (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

Parliamentary and presidential elections in Tunisia

The euphoria has evaporated

The Egyptian blogger and activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah (photo: picture-alliance/dpa)

After the release of Egyptian blogger Alaa Abdel-Fattah

Freedom of expression at an all-time low