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
Action against possession of weapons among young people: Drop your knife and do something with your life
13-09-2021 | 07:00
Today sees the start of a new campaign, Drop your knife and do something with your life, to combat knife possession among young ...
Grapperhaus visits Turkey
08-09-2021 | 14:30
Minister of Justice and Security Grapperhaus has paid a two-day working visit to Turkey. Among others, Grapperhaus spoke with ...
Focus on Afghanistan: Netherlands worked day and night on evacuation
24-08-2021 | 15:44
The Netherlands made every effort, together with allies, to ensure that evacuations took place smoothly. The local embassy team ...
Grapperhaus asks Dutch Safety Board to investigate security situations
24-08-2021 | 14:29
The Dutch Safety Board (OVV) has been asked by Minister Grapperhaus of Justice and Security to investigate what lessons can be ...
Procedure after evacuation from Afghanistan
18-08-2021 | 10:55
The Netherlands is doing everything possible to enable the evacuations from Afghanistan. Emergency reception facilities are ...
The Netherlands pulls out all the stops for evacuations from Kabul
17-08-2021 | 12:23
The Netherlands is doing all it can to facilitate the evacuation of people from Afghanistan. Various steps have been taken to ...