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
Additional measures to control the spread of coronavirus introduced in more regions
25-09-2020 | 16:39
The government has announced extra measures to control the spread of coronavirus in 8 more regions. The measures have been ...
New regional measures to control the spread of coronavirus
18-09-2020 | 18:42
The government has announced specific measures to control the spread of coronavirus. The measures have been coordinated closely ...
Minister Broekers-Knol to receive Greek Minister for Migration
09-09-2020 | 08:01
On Thursday 10 September, Ankie Broekers-Knol, the Minister for Migration, will be receiving Giorgos Koumoutsakos, the Greek ...
Government takes stock of measures to combat spread of coronavirus
01-09-2020 | 20:16
Please note: this news item was published on 1 September. Read more about the current approach to tackling coronavirus in the ...
Hotline for victims of sexual abuse by Jehovah's Witnesses
27-08-2020 | 18:59
Victims of sexual abuse within the Jehovah's Witness community will soon have access to the 'Breaking the silence' hotline set up ...
Secure Seniors campaign to start on 1 September
27-08-2020 | 16:00
By working together, we can ensure that crime doesn't pay. With this in mind, the Ministry of Justice and Security will be ...