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.
More credit options for the business community
08-02-2018 | 14:43
Sander Dekker, the Minister for Legal Protection, hopes to give credit provision to businesses a new boost. In practice, the...
Dutch Senate assents to Forensic Care Act
23-01-2018 | 09:32
The Dutch Senate today accepted the Forensic Care Act tabled by Sander Dekker, the Minister for Legal Protection. The act makes...
Behavioural scientist Dr Elaine Pressman, Knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion
11-01-2018 | 10:45
On Thursday 11 January, Dr Elaine Pressman was appointed Knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion. This honour was bestowed...
Legislative proposal on passenger data submitted to House of Representatives
09-01-2018 | 16:22
In the course of 2018 airlines operating flights to and from third countries and flights within the European Union will come...
Domestic burglary rates decreased by another 10% over the past year.
27-12-2017 | 13:37
The number of house break-ins decreased again over the past year. Over the first eleven months of 2017, there were 10% fewer...
Legislative proposal: more extensive screening of police officers
20-12-2017 | 15:27
A different approach to the screening of police officers should help to better ensure the integrity of the police force. The...