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.
Government presents vision for imprisonment: ‘Setting prisoners to work’
18-06-2018 | 07:00
Prisoners need to work on their safe return to society from day one. The government wants to reduce reversion to crime by...
Minister Grapperhaus presents long-term plan for police investments
15-06-2018 | 16:30
'Reinforcing and renewing the police force on the beat and online' Better detection, improved ICT support, and more digital...
Tougher approach to asylum seekers causing disturbances
08-06-2018 | 18:00
Minister for Migration Mark Harbers will be taking a tougher approach to any asylum seekers causing disturbances. These...
Dutch initiative: UN sanctions against human traffickers in Libya
07-06-2018 | 20:11
Criminals who are responsible for human trafficking and people smuggling in Libya are to be put on an international sanctions...
Around three million traffic offences in first four months of 2018
01-06-2018 | 13:41
In the first four months of 2018, there were 3,084,414 traffic offences including speeding, jumping red lights and use of...
Grapperhaus concludes cybersecurity alliance with businesses to ensure Dutch digital security
24-05-2018 | 14:12
The collaboration between the Dutch central government, the business community and academia are the basis of the Dutch approach...