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.
Thinking along with the judge
08-02-2019 | 09:56
Under a proposal launched by Minister Dekker (Legal Protection), the most senior administrative judges in the country will be ...
Some 9.2 million minor traffic offences recorded in 2018
07-02-2019 | 09:51
In 2018, there were 9,182,573 minor traffic offences reported, which include speeding, running red lights, incorrect parking and ...
New campaign: take action if you suspect domestic violence
06-02-2019 | 14:49
A new national campaign begins today entitled Het houdt niet op, totdat je iets doet (It won't stop until you do something), ...
Volunteers and artificial intelligence used in cold cases
04-02-2019 | 12:25
The use of volunteers, access to old police data and artificial intelligence can help to solve cold cases. This is important, ...
Minister Grapperhaus: 'Passenger data are important in the fight against terrorism and serious crime'
31-01-2019 | 08:00
Airlines will soon have to supply their passenger data to a new national passenger information unit (Pi-NL). The main aim is to ...
Minister Dekker: It will soon be easier to claim compensation for large-scale damage or loss
29-01-2019 | 15:55
Citizens and business owners who suffer large-scale damage or loss will soon find it easier to claim compensation. Currently, it ...