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
The Netherlands to reinstate entry ban for Morocco
12-08-2020 | 16:52
From 13 August 2020, the Netherlands will reinstate the entry ban for Morocco. This decision is based on a risk assessment made ...
Regaining control over coronavirus with local measures
06-08-2020 | 21:46
The Netherlands’ approach is aimed at keeping coronavirus under control as much as possible in order to protect vulnerable groups ...
The travel ban for the Netherlands as of 5 August 2020
05-08-2020 | 10:32
The Netherlands has reinstated the travel ban for Algeria as of 5 August 2020 at midnight. This decision was taken based on a ...
Possession of paedophiles' charter to become punishable by up to four years' imprisonment
23-07-2020 | 12:07
The dissemination, acquisition and possession of instruction manuals containing tips and tricks for sexually abusing children ...
Amended Public Administration (Probity Screening) Act to come into force
22-07-2020 | 12:13
The amendment to the Public Administration (Probity Screening) Act (Wet Bibob) is set to take effect on 1 August 2020, which will ...
Minister Grapperhaus relaxes rules for long-distance relationships
16-07-2020 | 17:10
The Minister of Justice and Security, Ferdinand Grapperhaus, has decided to ease the travel ban on the entry of partners from ...