Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban before the vote on the “Stop Soros” package of Bills, at the Parliament in Budapest, on Wednesday. Photograph: Tamas Kaszas/Reuters

Hungary has passed swingeing anti-immigration reforms to allow the imprisonment of people who help asylum seekers and to ban any “alien population” fr(...)

Viktor Orban (third right) celebrates his party’s election victory.  Photograph: Akos Stiller/Bloomberg

Hungary’s government is set to continue its battle with the European Union over migration and with liberal civil society groups at home, after prime m(...)

Amnesty activists protest against  detention of Taner Kilic. Photograph: AFP/ John Macdougall

A Turkish court on Wednesday ordered the conditional release of the jailed chairman of Amnesty International in Turkey, the rights group said, althoug(...)

 Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orban: Dismissed criticism of its asylum policy as “dreamy human rights gibberish”. Photograph: Kacper Pempel/Reuters

Hungary is facing fierce criticism over new rules to detain all asylum seekers in closed border camps built of shipping containers, and plans to tight(...)

Refugees from Afghanistan and Pakistan at a detention centre in Lesbos protest on Tuesday against their impending deportation to Turkey. Photograph: Milos Bicanski/Getty Images

Four days after the deportation by the EU border agency Frontex of the first group of migrants from Greece to Turkey following the signing of the EU-A(...)

The wreckage of  migrant vessels is lit by passing cars at twilight on April 24th, 2015 on the island of Lampedusa, Italy. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

European efforts to save the lives of migrants drowning in the Mediterranean must involve search-and-rescue operations near the shores of Libya, Amne(...)