The Ministry of Justice and Security 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 Justice and Security is entitled to take. The law is about people.
Ministry of Justice and Security
Rules for collection services as of 1 April
09-02-2024 | 14:30
From 1 April 2024, collection service providers will have to meet quality requirements and will be required to register. With ...
Declaration by the Ministry of Justice and Security about emergency meeting with the police and Public Prosecution Service concerning the protests by farmers
07-02-2024 | 18:27
This morning, the Minister of Justice and Security, the police and the Public Prosecution Service (OM) held an emergency meeting ...
The start of the ‘Double secured is double safe’ campaign is intended to encourage Dutch citizens to set up two-factor verification for e-mail and other accounts
06-02-2024 | 09:00
The Government campaign entitled ‘Double secured is double safe’ starts today. This campaign is an initiative of the Ministry of ...
Large multinationals are obliged to disclose tax on profits
02-02-2024 | 14:00
From now on, large multinationals will be obliged to disclose annually how much tax on profits they pay worldwide. It concerns ...
The Dispersal Act enters into effect on 1 February
31-01-2024 | 09:30
The Asylum Reception Facilities in Municipalities (Enablement) Act (Dispersal Act) has been published in the Government Gazette. ...
Accommodation third-country nationals ends after 4 March 2024
24-01-2024 | 20:30
Third-country nationals from Ukraine are obliged to leave the Netherlands within 28 days after 4 March. This is a consequence of ...