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.
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 ...
Arrival of two more planes with MH17 victims
At around 16.00 on Friday, 25 July military planes once again will arrive back in the Netherlands with more ...