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
A stronger approach to threats from other countries
28-11-2022 | 11:52
Minister Yeşilgöz-Zegerius (Justice and Security), acting on behalf of eight ministers, today sent a letter to Parliament ...
Legislative proposal: maximum sentence for participation in a terrorist organisation from 15 to 20 years
28-11-2022 | 11:47
Terrorism poses a significant threat to the democratic rule of law and hence to the Netherlands. Over the past decades, ...
Minister expands free legal representation
21-11-2022 | 12:17
From next year, parents in legal proceedings initiated by the State to intervene in families and remove children from parental ...
Additional measures for urgent improvement of youth protection
14-11-2022 | 14:10
The government is taking additional measures to relieve the pressure on youth protection agencies in the short term. ...
Remigration policy for non-Ukrainian displaced persons
11-11-2022 | 12:30
Are you staying in the Netherlands under the Temporary Protection Directive (TPD), but you are not a Ukrainian citizen and have ...
Legislative proposal: better distribution of sufficient reception places across the Netherlands
08-11-2022 | 14:06
Working together to ensure sufficient asylum reception facilities with a more balanced distribution across the country. This is ...