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.
Response by Prime Minister Mark Rutte to the press conference of the Joint Investigation Team
19-06-2019 | 16:47
"First of all I would like to express my utmost respect for the Joint Investigation Team. For the enormous amount of work they ...
Suspects to be prosecuted for the downing of flight MH17
19-06-2019 | 13:41
Today, the next of kin of the victims of the downing of flight MH17 were informed that the prosecution of 4 suspects is to begin. ...
Ankie Broekers-Knol appointed State Secretary for Justice and Security
12-06-2019 | 13:08
On 11 June 2019 Ankie Broekers-Knol was appointed State Secretary for Justice and Security (Minister for Migration) by King ...
Screening within the Benelux to be reinforced
06-06-2019 | 14:31
The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg have concluded more stringent agreements on exchanging judicial data. These agreements ...
Improved position of employees in case of company restart
29-05-2019 | 14:28
Upon restart of a company following liquidation, all its employees must in principle be employed by the new owner under the same ...
Extra funding for asylum, justice system and forensic care
27-05-2019 | 13:50
The Ministry of Justice and Security is to receive EUR 270 million to cover additional expenditure in 2019 under the Spring ...