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
Working from home the norm once more and additional fresh air rule
19-07-2021 | 00:00
Work from home unless it is impossible and ensure a good flow of fresh air indoors. This was the advice of Prime Minister Mark ...
Criminal prosecution of harassment through the sharing of personal data
12-07-2021 | 15:06
Sharing personal information for the purpose of harassing someone needs to be made prosecutable under criminal law. Doxing, which ...
Lelystad recommended as alternative for replacing ‘the Bunker’ law courts
08-07-2021 | 15:02
An advisory committee set up by the Council for the Judiciary has advised the Central Government Real Estate Agency (RVB: ...
‘State of Migration constitutes starting point for balanced migration debate’
07-07-2021 | 12:54
Wednesday 7 July saw State Secretary for Justice and Security Ankie Broekers-Knol submit the first edition of the State of ...
Maximum duration of conditional release of detainees reduced to two years as from today
01-07-2021 | 14:44
Today sees the entry into force of the Sanctions and Protection Act. As a result, perpetrators of serious crimes will no longer ...
More opportunities for NCSC and DTC to share threat and incident information
29-06-2021 | 14:24
The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and Digital Trust Center (DTC) are working together to help make the Netherlands ...