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
House approves maximum prison sentence of four years for possession of ‘paedophiles' handbook’
13-09-2022 | 15:30
The dissemination, acquisition and possession of instruction manuals containing tips and tricks for sexually abusing children ...
National cybersecurity organisations to join forces
07-09-2022 | 08:22
The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), the Digital Trust Center (DTC) and the Cyber Security Incident Response Team for ...
Current situation in Ter Apel and implementation of measures to transfer asylum permit holders to temporary accommodation
28-08-2022 | 08:34
The situation in the application and reception centre in Ter Apel is still untenable. Almost every day, it accommodates more ...
Government takes radical action to alleviate asylum reception crisis
26-08-2022 | 08:32
The situation in the crowded application centre in Ter Apel is untenable. Currently, asylum seekers arriving at the centre cannot ...
The Government, the VNG, the IPO and the Security Regions Council draw up agreements to bring the crisis around the reception of asylum seekers under control
26-08-2022 | 08:18
The situation in the crowded application centre in Ter Apel is untenable. There are not enough emergency or other reception ...
Successful judicial cooperation meeting between Aruba, Curaçao, the Netherlands and Sint Maarten
16-08-2022 | 08:41
Twice a year, the Ministers of Justice of the Kingdom of the Netherlands meet to discuss the joint approach to, among other ...