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.
Innovation cooperation between Singapore and the Netherlands
17-04-2019 | 10:11
Ministry of Home Affairs of Singapore and Ministry of Justice and Security of the Netherlands - joint press release.
Minister Dekker visits Point Blanche prison on Sint Maarten
12-04-2019 | 16:02
Yesterday, Minister Dekker (Legal Protection) and State Secretary Knops (Kingdom Relations) visited a number of detention ...
Change of gender registration made easier for transgenders
10-04-2019 | 14:46
In future, it will be easier for transgenders to change the gender on their birth certificate. The 'expert's certificate' from a ...
Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund Act also applicable to the BES islands
01-04-2019 | 11:00
From now on, victims of violent crime on the islands of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba (BES islands) will also be able to make ...
Safer streets due to digital doorbell
28-03-2019 | 16:29
The Digital Doorbell pilot has caused a drop in the number of domestic burglaries in the Stedenwijk district of Almere. As ...
Dekker: Government was remiss during detention of Michael P.
28-03-2019 | 10:00
The government was remiss during the detention of Michael P. Sander Dekker, the Minister for Legal Protection, came to this ...