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
Van Laarhoven sent to the Netherlands under the Enforcement of Criminal Judgments (Transfer) Act
16-01-2020 | 10:20
Mr Van Laarhoven, sentenced to imprisonment in Thailand, is being sent to the Netherlands under the Enforcement of Criminal ...
Improved support for victims of a crime
08-01-2020 | 11:57
To better aid victims in coming to terms with the fallout of a crime, the government is turning the spotlight on options for ...
Prohibition of anti-democratic organisations made easier
20-12-2019 | 07:00
It is necessary to take a robust approach to radical or extremist organisations with goals or activities that are in conflict ...
Funds available for new ways of providing legal aid
19-12-2019 | 13:44
In order to provide faster and better help to Dutch citizens faced with a problem, Minister of Legal Protection Dekker has ...
Bill on reflection period for listed companies goes to House of Representatives
19-12-2019 | 11:07
The board of directors of a Dutch listed company will be given a reflection period of up to 250 days to enable a proper response ...
Authorities can more easily tip each other off regarding criminal activities
19-12-2019 | 07:00
Municipalities, provinces and the central government will soon be able to more quickly and efficiently inform each other when ...