The Ministry of Security and Justice 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 Security and Justice is entitled to take. The law is about people.
Current asylum and migration figures available online
11-09-2017 | 11:28
Since the end of June 2017, the Ministry of Security and Justice has published open datasets on asylum and migration. These...
Legislative proposal for closing drug houses submitted to House of Representatives
21-08-2017 | 14:51
The legislative proposal by Minister Blok (Security and Justice) for improving the approach to drug-related crime was submitted...
Pride Amsterdam 2017 – dialogue meeting on LGBTI and asylum
04-08-2017 | 11:57
Over eighty representatives of the government as well as of human and LGBTI rights organisations came together this evening at...
First six months sees decrease in number of irregular migrants
20-07-2017 | 13:36
In the first half of 2017, the number of irregular migrants showed a decrease of 8 per cent in comparison to the same period in...
Launch of information campaign for Albanian asylum seekers
20-07-2017 | 11:12
This week saw the launch of an information campaign in Albania, aimed at dissuading Albanian nationals from coming to the...
Police to be given additional powers in missing persons enquiries
19-07-2017 | 11:05
In order to speed up investigations for missing persons, the police will soon able to request information that may contain...