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.
Commemorative Medals for Peacekeeping Operations awarded during anniversary ceremony
01-11-2018 | 17:00
In recognition of their contribution to peacekeeping operations across the globe, 36 police officers, members of the Royal ...
New police collective labour agreement signed
01-11-2018 | 10:01
Over the next few years, police officers are set to receive a salary increase of 8% and two gross payments of €400. These ...
Reliable Investigations Report presented by the WODC I Committee
31-10-2018 | 15:42
Today, the WODC I Committee, under the chairmanship of J.A.C.A. Overgaauw, LL.M, presented its report titled Reliable ...
Appointments to Joint Court of Justice
19-10-2018 | 13:49
Ms A.J.M. van Gink, LLM and Mr S.M. van Lieshout, LLM have been appointed new members of the Joint Court of Justice of Aruba, ...
Greater shareholder engagement in listed companies
17-10-2018 | 11:34
Shareholders of listed companies are to have more influence over the remuneration of the executive and supervisory board members. ...
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 ...