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.
Agreement on safety and quality in forensic care
13-07-2018 | 11:17
On Friday, 13 July, Minister for Legal Protection Sander Dekker and representatives of the Dutch Mental Healthcare Association...
No investigation after reports filed about gift of flat
13-07-2018 | 11:14
There will be no criminal investigation into the gift of a flat to Alexander Pechtold as a consequence of the over 200 reports...
Change in asylum policy on Afghan families with minor children
11-07-2018 | 13:15
Requests for asylum from Afghan families with minor children will no longer be rejected on the basis that they could ostensibly...
The right to prior consultation of municipalities in case of protective guardians
09-07-2018 | 13:04
In future, municipalities will be able to advise the court on whether someone with problematic debts requires the assistance of...
Reimer Veldhuis appointed new State Advocate
06-07-2018 | 10:27
Effective 1 September 2018 and on the recommendation of Minister Grapperhaus (Justice and Security), R.W. (Reimer) Veldhuis,...
Harbers: “Emphasis on the authentic story of LGBTs and converts”
04-07-2018 | 18:00
The Immigration and Naturalisation Service (Immigratie- en Naturalisatiedienst (IND) is set to change the way it assesses the...