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.
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...
Wil van Gemert candidate for Executive Director of Europol
18-07-2017 | 10:20
Minister Blok of Security and Justice firmly supports the candidacy and has shared his view in a letter to fellow European...
Legislative proposal on Netherlands Commercial Court submitted to Dutch House of Representatives
18-07-2017 | 09:34
A new international commercial division of the Court of Amsterdam and of the Amsterdam Court of Appeal will be able to give...
Minister of Security and Justice signs MH17 treaty with Ukraine
07-07-2017 | 16:15
Minister of Security and Justice Stef Blok and his Ukrainian counterpart Pavlo Petrenko today signed a bilateral treaty on...
Steps to combat outlaw motorcycle gangs remain necessary
06-07-2017 | 08:25
Problems with outlaw motorcycle gangs continue to give as much cause for concern as ever. According to Minister Blok of...