The Ministry of Security and Justice is responsible for maintaining the rule of law in the Netherlands, so that people can live together in freedom, regardless of their life-style or views. The Ministry is working towards a safer, more just society by giving people legal protection and, where necessary, intervening in their lives. We sometimes have to take radical measures: divesting parents of parental responsibility, for example, or putting convicted criminals in prison. We also give people new prospects: for example, we help prisoners return to society and provide support for victims of crime. These are all measures that only the Ministry of Security and Justice is entitled to take. The law is about people.
Press statement by Pieter Jaap Aalbersberg, head of the repatriation mission
This morning a team of 38 Dutch and 12 Australian experts headed out to the MH17 crash site in eastern Ukraine ...
No safe passage available to crash site MH17
This morning there is no safe passage available to the site in Eastern Ukraine where flight MH17 has crashed.
Forensic team going to crash site
This morning a team of 26 forensic experts from the Netherlands left Donetsk to travel to the crash site.
Crash site area currently unsafe
There is currently no safe passage available for the team of 30 Dutch forensic experts who have travelled to ...