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.
Maximum duration of conditional release reduced to two years
17-01-2019 | 07:49
Perpetrators of serious crimes will no longer be released automatically after having served two-thirds of their sentence. In ...
Minister Grapperhaus to augment independent position of WODC
15-01-2019 | 07:53
It is necessary to augment the independent position of the WODC (Research and Documentation Centre) from the Ministry of Justice ...
Free check of businesses' camera systems
10-01-2019 | 07:59
Half of all images recorded by private camera systems in the Netherlands are unsuitable for tracking down suspects. Ferdinand ...
Right of residence transition scheme for British citizens in the Netherlands
07-01-2019 | 10:50
The Dutch government has decided that, in the event of a no-deal Brexit, British citizens and their families who are lawfully ...
Positive initial results of Alcohol Meter
20-12-2018 | 15:00
The Alcohol Meter can help to prevent alcohol abuse and alcohol-related crime. It is proving to be a reliable means of verifying ...
New legislation as of 1 January 2019
20-12-2018 | 10:41
An overview of the most significant legislation coming into effect. Closure of premises associated with drugs Mayors may close ...