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
International conference for justice ministers in support of the International Criminal Court
16-03-2023 | 14:48
Justice and Security Minister Dilan Yeşilgöz-Zegerius and her British counterpart and Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab are ...
Official visit of King and minister of Justice and Security to National Criminal Investigation Department
14-03-2023 | 14:45
On Tuesday 14 March, His Majesty the King joined Minister Yeşilgöz-Zegerius of Justice and Security on an official visit to the ...
Group of European nations unites for the purpose of better compliance with 'Dublin' asylum agreements
08-03-2023 | 17:15
On 8 March 2023, the Netherlands organised a ministerial meeting with Belgium, Germany, France, Denmark, Switzerland, Austria, ...
Renewed Schengen Information System live
07-03-2023 | 17:00
On Tuesday 7 March 2023, the renewed Schengen Information System (SIS) went live in all Schengen states. This is an EU ...
Legislative proposal: Better protection against human trafficking
28-02-2023 | 08:00
The criminalisation of human trafficking is being expanded and simplified. This will make it possible to more effectively detect ...
More than eight million traffic violations in 2022
23-02-2023 | 12:00
In 2022, 8,153,043 traffic violations were reported under the Traffic Regulations (Administrative Enforcement) Act (Wet ...