There was an 86 per cent increase in the amount of people claiming asylum in Europe between the first quarters of 2014 and 2015. In the first quarter (...)

Refugees who arrived in Germany by crossing the nearby Austrian border  at the X-Point Halle initial registration center of the German federal police  near Passau, Bavaria, Germany. Photograph: Joerg Koch/Getty Images

Bavarian’s conservative state government has come under fire for plans to erect deportation camps on its borders for refugees from Balkan states. (...)

Documenting wartime human rights violations used to be my job. Over a good few years, working for the United Nations, I witnessed the most appalling a(...)

Pristina,  the capital of Kosovo, a city of about 200,000 people. Photograph: Arild Vågen/Wikimedia Commons

Water supplies to almost half of Kosovo’s capital city Pristina were turned off on Saturday after police arrested three people on terrorism charges cl(...)

Bosnia Muslims pray near coffins at the memorial centre in Potocari during a mass burial near Srebrenica three years ago. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

The green valleys of Bosnia lie quiet now. War ended 20 years ago, many residents who fled the slaughter never returned out of fear or lack of work, a(...)

The mayor of the Hungarian village of Asotthalom, Laszlo Toroczkai, in his office. On his desk are passports and other documents thrown away by illegal migrants crossing from nearby Serbia. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

Beside a quiet country road that sidles into Hungary from the Serbian border, weary people push through a last barrier of rain-glossy trees and stand,(...)

A scene from Listen,  the winning short film at the  Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) Human Rights Film Awards 2015.

Listen, a short film about a foreign woman, wearing a burqa, who has been beaten by her husband and is struggling to make herself understood to Dani(...)

Ramush Haradinaj:  He was cleared at the Hague in 2008, and at a re-trial four years later. Photograph: AP Photo/ Koen van Weel, Pool

Former Kosovo prime minister Ramush Haradinaj was detained yesterday in Slovenia on a Serbian arrest warrant, a week after Bosnian Muslim ex-militar(...)

Serb prime minister Aleksandar Vucic: said a testing month lay ahead for his country and the region. Photograph: Gent Shkullaku/AFP/Getty Images

A plan to “reboot” Bosnia’s faltering European Union integration has stumbled at the first hurdle, as the country’s Serb-run region blocked a key r(...)

 Salafi members in Upper Maoca village, Brcko, in northeastern Bosnia, deny allegations they are connected with Islamic State.  Upper Maoca is in the focus of the Bosnian public as the place from which recruited fighters were allegedly going to fight on the battlefields in Iraq and Syria to support the IS. Photograph: Samir Yordamovic/Anadolu Agency/Getty

The video’s slick style is now familiar: between clips of documentary footage, and with English subtitles, young Muslim gunmen urge fellow believers t(...)