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
Minister Dekker: further improvement of TBS system is possible
14-10-2020 | 08:28
The TBS system will be further improved by enhancing the capacity and quality of forensic care, through better management of TBS ...
Partial lockdown needed to bring down infections
13-10-2020 | 19:30
In recent weeks coronavirus has had too many opportunities to spread again. The government decided today that stricter measures ...
Expansion of Victims' Rights Act passed by Lower House of Parliament
13-10-2020 | 10:46
Suspects of serious sexual offences and violent crimes will now be obliged to attend their court hearing and verdict. This will ...
ICT companies should do more to remove child sexual abuse from the Internet
08-10-2020 | 10:26
ICT companies need to do more to remove online child sexual abuse from the Internet. Delft University of Technology’s monitoring ...
Some 2.7 million minor traffic offences recorded in the second four-month period of 2020
06-10-2020 | 10:21
In the second four-month period of 2020 (May–August), 2,679,310 minor traffic offences were imposed under the Traffic Regulations ...
New law helps avert bankruptcies
06-10-2020 | 10:17
As many companies are now no longer able to conduct their business in the usual manner due to the coronavirus pandemic, more ...