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
Restricting financial flows in the event of subversion of the rule of law
08-06-2021 | 13:00
In order to counter undesirable (foreign) influence and subversion of our Dutch freedoms, democracy and legal order, the Minister ...
Earlier collection of cellular material from suspects for DNA analysis, subject to conditions
08-06-2021 | 07:00
With robust safeguards in place, cellular material could be collected from suspects earlier in the criminal process. If a suspect ...
Dekker: There will always be a risk of wrongdoing with intercountry adoption
04-06-2021 | 16:36
In February, the Joustra committee concluded that, for years, the Netherlands had not acted forcefully enough against wrongdoing ...
Step 3: nearly everything to reopen, subject to certain conditions
28-05-2021 | 19:15
The number of people being admitted to hospital with COVID-19 is falling rapidly. And more and more people are being vaccinated. ...
More than 2.2 million traffic offences in first four months of 2021
28-05-2021 | 09:03
In the first four months of 2021, 2,233,562 minor traffic offences were detected, which included speeding, running red lights and ...
Grapperhaus: lessons to be learned from evaluation of Utrecht tram attack
26-05-2021 | 08:56
On 18 March 2019, the Netherlands was rocked by an attack in a tram in Utrecht. Four people were killed, while multiple ...