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.
International Cyber Conference: Keeping our Future Secure, Be Innovative, Stay Alert!
25-09-2019 | 13:55
The One Conference 2019 will be opened by Minister of Justice and Security Ferdinand Grapperhaus and closed by Mona Keijzer, ...
Grapperhaus: Several offences to receive higher maximum sentence
24-09-2019 | 13:48
A legislative proposal submitted by Minister of Justice and Security Ferdinand Grapperhaus to increase the effectiveness of ...
Government to invest 95 million euros in judiciary
17-09-2019 | 15:17
In the years ahead, the government will be investing in the judiciary. The funds are required in order to eliminate financial ...
For a free, secure and just society
17-09-2019 | 15:15
A strong legal system should have a reliable government that protects its citizens against crime, arbitrariness and abuse of ...
Court fees for minor claims to be reduced
29-07-2019 | 14:08
There will be a decrease in the court fees for civil cases in the first instance comprising claims from €500 to €5,000. This ...
Reinforcement of criminal-law approach to subversive crime
11-07-2019 | 14:03
Minister of Justice and Security Ferdinand Grapperhaus aims for a tough and effective approach to subversive crime through a ...