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.
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 ...
Further boost to police collaboration within the Kingdom
10-07-2019 | 14:00
Ferdinand Grapperhaus, the Minister of Justice and Security, will allocate 4.4 million euros to enhance the training of officers ...
Dekker proposes new scheme for restructuring business debts
09-07-2019 | 13:56
Businesses that are at risk of going into liquidation due to overindebtedness, but are still involved in viable business ...
Grapperhaus wants to optimise use of DNA analysis
03-07-2019 | 11:58
Minister Grapperhaus wants to make more frequent use of DNA analysis as an investigative tool. A wider use of DNA profiling ...
Government takes first step towards protecting telecom networks and 5G
01-07-2019 | 11:55
Good, fast and secure internet is essential for Dutch economy and business. The government wants to maintain the strong position ...