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
Plan to reopen society step by step
13-04-2021 | 19:00
We’re at a crossroads. The number of infections in the Netherlands is still rising, as is the number of COVID-19 patients in ...
Safety arrangements for children in the Caribbean Netherlands improved
31-03-2021 | 09:11
The safety of children is always paramount, especially within a family. This should always be absolutely clear, both in the ...
Ministries and VNG set out scenario for the future of child and family protection
30-03-2021 | 09:05
As far as the Ministries of Justice and Security and of Health, Welfare and Sport and the Association of Netherlands ...
Coronavirus measures will be extended
23-03-2021 | 19:30
Please note: this news item was published on 23 March. Read more about the current approach to tackling coronavirus in the ...
Increased intergovernmental information sharing to prevent criminal abuse of legal structures
15-03-2021 | 09:41
Government bodies will be given greater authority to share information about the possible criminal abuse of legal decisions and ...
Improvements proposed for out-of-court settlements of criminal offences
11-03-2021 | 13:05
Large transactions will only be able to take place after Court of Appeal approval. It will also be possible to impose a suspended ...