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 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 ...
Chair appointed for the Council for the Administration of Criminal Justice and Protection of Juveniles
03-09-2018 | 11:17
F. (Frederieke) Leeflang, LLM has been selected to become the new chair of the Council for the Administration of Criminal Justice ...
Resource pooling in the fight against mobile gangs
29-08-2018 | 10:00
Dutch Retail Association, police and Public Prosecution Service share information to combat organised crime Minister Ferdinand ...
Agreement on safety and quality in forensic care
13-07-2018 | 11:17
On Friday, 13 July, Minister for Legal Protection Sander Dekker and representatives of the Dutch Mental Healthcare Association ...
No investigation after reports filed about gift of flat
13-07-2018 | 11:14
There will be no criminal investigation into the gift of a flat to Alexander Pechtold as a consequence of the over 200 reports ...