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.
Report Crime Anonymously anti-crime campaign in the Port of Moerdijk
11-12-2018 | 09:48
In the presence of Ferdinand Grapperhaus, the Minister for Justice and Security, the Moerdijk municipal authorities on Tuesday ...
Investigation into potential malpractices surrounding historical adoption cases
06-12-2018 | 09:38
Minister for Legal Protection Sander Dekker has announced that an independent commission will be set up to investigate historical ...
New court fees structure for lower demands
16-11-2018 | 15:48
The Minister for Legal Protection intends to amend the court fees for smaller demands. The court fees for demands between €500 ...
Central Netherlands District Court to hear cases against police officers
16-11-2018 | 15:45
The Central Netherlands District Court is gaining exclusive jurisdiction to hear cases in which police officers must appear in ...
Legislative proposal fortifies approach to crime
15-11-2018 | 15:35
A legislative proposal from Minister Grapperhaus (Justice and Security) aimed at more effectively combating criminality was ...
Fight against human trafficking
14-11-2018 | 15:30
The Netherlands is bolstering its approach to human trafficking. We are improving shelter and care for victims, intensifying our ...