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Organisation | Last updated: 21 Feb 2023

NL-MSJ - Ministry of Security and Justice (NL)

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.

Topics: Administration of justice and dispute settlement; Adoption; Alcohol; Asylum policy; Child protection; Children and children's rights; Counterterrorism and national security; Crime and crime prevention; Cybercrime; Discrimination; Divorce, separation and termination of a registered partnership; Domestic violence; Drugs; Dutch nationality; Ebola; Emergency number 112; Euthanasia; Family law; Forced marriage; Games of chance; Honour-based violence; Human trafficking; Identification documents; Immigration; International child abduction; Legalising documents; Marriage, cohabitation agreement, registered partnership; MH17 incident; Police; Prostitution; Registering a birth and name of child; Return of foreign nationals; Sentences and non-punitive orders; Surrogate mothers; Youth crime; Youth Policy

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