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.
Work processes at NFI to be improved
09-10-2018 | 10:43
Work processes at the Netherlands Forensic Institute (Nederlands Forensisch Instituut, NFI) are set to be improved on the basis ...
Reducing the chance to avoid a hospital order via investment in expertise and clarification of legislation
08-10-2018 | 10:06
Minister for Legal Protection Sander Dekker is taking additional measures in an effort to tackle the issue of criminal suspects ...
Bas Eenhoorn appointed chair of Task Force on Safety and Quality in Forensic Care
27-09-2018 | 12:27
At the invitation of Minister for Legal Protection Dekker and representatives from the Dutch Mental Healthcare Association (GGZ ...
More possibilities for fighting terrorism
25-09-2018 | 12:30
The legislative proposal made by Minister of Justice and Security Ferdinand Grapperhaus to increase the possibilities for ...
Ministry of Justice and Security tackles new forms of crime
18-09-2018 | 15:06
Offences such as robberies, break-ins, muggings and assault declined significantly in recent years. Still, there is a lot of work ...
NCTV: real chance of attack in the Netherlands
10-09-2018 | 11:19
Although the nature of the jihadist threat has changed, the threat to the Netherlands remains substantial. Consequently, the ...