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
Quicker end to marital captivity
29-11-2019 | 13:57
Minister Dekker (for Legal Protection) is changing the law to allow marital captivity to be ended sooner. The amendments will ...
The Netherlands supports Nigeria in tackling illegal migration
26-11-2019 | 13:50
On Tuesday, Ankie Broekers-Knol, the Minister for Migration, reached agreements with Nigeria on tackling illegal migration. The ...
Campaign helps people who experience sexual violence to get help faster
25-11-2019 | 13:45
1 in 5 women (22%) and 1 in 16 men (6%) in the Netherlands have experienced sexual violence. These are sexual acts that someone ...
Minister launches investigation into improvements at IND
18-11-2019 | 10:57
Minister for Migration Ankie Broekers-Knol has commissioned an external investigation into the execution of asylum procedures by ...
Home closure following violence or weapon catch
18-11-2019 | 10:50
In future, mayors will be able to close houses around which public order is or risks being disturbed by severe violence, such as ...
Introduction of electroshock weapons
15-11-2019 | 10:34
The police will be equipped with electroshock weapons. This proposal by Minister of Justice and Security Ferdinand Grapperhaus ...