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
Night-time curfew as of Saturday 23 January
22-01-2021 | 13:50
On Saturday 23 January a night-time curfew will come into force throughout the Netherlands. The House of Representatives ...
Lockdown measures tightened in response to concerns about new variants of virus
20-01-2021 | 19:36
The government is gravely concerned about the UK variant of coronavirus, which is even more infectious than the virus we are ...
One hundred vulnerable refugees from Greece in the Netherlands
19-01-2021 | 12:08
This week, the last vulnerable refugees from Greece will arrive in the Netherlands as part of the Dutch offer to resettle a group ...
Netherlands to remain in lockdown until at least 9 February inclusive
12-01-2021 | 19:15
Please note: this news item was published on 3 November. Read more about the current approach to tackling coronavirus in the ...
Additional resources committed to legal aid in divorce cases
11-01-2021 | 14:07
The effects of legal aid reforms are starting to be felt, according to Minister for Legal Protection Sander Dekker in a letter to ...
Maximum efforts to reduce IND backlog will continue this year
07-01-2021 | 09:02
As of 31 December 2020, the task force had closed around 8,200 requests for asylum from the accumulated work of the Immigration ...