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.
Legislative proposal for bearer shares sent to House of Representatives
10-04-2018 | 14:52
Bearer shares are being discontinued for unlisted companies. Soon, it will only be possible to trade bearer shares via a...
Senate assents to compensation for emotional loss
10-04-2018 | 14:47
Today, the Senate accepted a legislative proposal from Minister for Legal Protection Sander Dekker that will regulate...
Measures to combat financial flows from countries that are not free
29-03-2018 | 16:00
The government is looking at ways to prevent money from foreign countries being used to buy undesirable influence over Dutch...
National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism: although threat is changing, level will remain at 4
26-03-2018 | 10:25
The jihadist threat in the Netherlands is changing. Due to the collapse of the 'caliphate', ISIS has been weakened....
Restricted retention obligation for telecommunication data in investigations
26-03-2018 | 10:01
A ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has led Ferdinand Grapperhaus, the Minister of Justice and Security, to...
Legislative proposals submitted to Dutch House of Representatives for criminal proceedings related to downing of MH17
21-03-2018 | 13:29
Any future MH17 proceedings will be heard by the District Court of The Hague and will cover all victims of the downing of...