Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice is pushing through with a law that will allow the police to store traffic camera photos showing license plates for up to four weeks. These photos are to be used for crime detection, despite serious objections by privacy organizations
Suspected Dutch jihadist Martijn N. managed to board a plane in Dusseldorf and fly to Turkey earlier this year because the message for the Dutch Public Prosecutor to issue an arrest warrant arrived late, Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice wrote in a letter to parliament. He is investigating what went wrong
King Willem-Alexander will be opening the biggest and most modern prison in the Netherlands in Westzaan on Tuesday. State Secretary Klaas Dijkhoff of Security and Justice will also be present
State Secretary Klaas Dijkhoff of Security and Justice asked his ministry's Inspectorate to launch an investigation at psychiatric institution Woenselse Poort in Eindhoven following a series of suicides and other incidents. "We want quick clarification on what the facts are", Dijkhoff said
The police are not registering violent incidents in public transport properly, according to research done by RTL Nieuws. These incidents must be registered with a specific code, but that does not happen in 20 percent of the cases.
Jan Struijs, chairman of police union NPB, is calling for a large-scale and broad investigation into corruption within the National Police. According to him, the police leaders are naive if they don't realize that the police are now more vulnerable to corruption practices
A court forced the Ministry of Security and Justice to publish more documents on the disaster with flight MH17 thanks to a joint call on the Freedom of Information Act by broadcasters NOS and RTL Nieuws and the Volkskrant. A number of new details were revealed, including that the Dutch government assumed from the first that Russian separatists were behind the downing of the plane.
The number of reports of human trafficking victims dropped 15 percent last year, from 1,561 in 2014 to 1,321 last in 2015, according to a report by the National Rapporteur on Trafficking and Sexual Violence Against Children, Corinne Dettmeijer. But the decrease in reports is no reason for optimism, Dettmeijer warns.
Dozens of Dutch criminals involved in drug trafficking, street assassinations and white-collar crime are using Dubai as a hiding place due to the fact that there is no extradition treaty between the Arab desert state and the Netherlands, the Telegraaf reports.
State Secretary Klaas Dijkhoff of Security and Justice is furious that a activist group vandalized the home of the director of the Repatriation and Departure Service on Thursday night. According to him, the vandalism "exceeds all bounds", he said to the Telegraaf.
The home of the director of the Repatriation and Departure Service in The Hague was vandalized during the course of Thursday night. An activist group called 'Sloop de deportatiemachine', or Scrap the deportation machine in English, took responsibility for the act
From now on those who lie on insurance claims will be fined 532 euros, the Dutch association of insurers VNV announced on Thursday. The measure is intended to be harsher in tackling insurance fraud and to discourage potential fraudsters from trying their luck
The Dutch police sent a large-scale investigation team to Bonaire to help in the investigation into the death of Dutch police man Ferry Bakx, a spokesperson for the police said. The team is expected to be on the island for about six weeks
Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice wants clarification from the United States over reports that the FBI knew about plans for an attack at an exhibition of Mohammed cartoons in Garland, Texas last year, he wrote in a letter to parliament
PvdA parliamentarians have questions for Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice and Minister Ronald Plasterk of Home Affairs following a hack into the municipality of Ede's website which gave hackers access to personal data of 3,700 Ede residents. Primarily the parliamentarians want to know whether this type of digital security should not be in national hands
An employee working at the Vught penitentiary was placed on "compulsory leave" after an incident with a prisoner a few weeks ago, Jaap Oosterveer, spokesperson for the Ministry of Security and Justice, confirmed to newspaper AD. He stressed that the employee was not suspended, but the incident is being investigated.
The Public Prosecutor is in favor of extraditing Turkish drug smuggler Ayhan S. back to his home country, despite the political unrest currently going on in the country, he said in the court in Amsterdam on Thursday
The PvdA thinks that the Dutch government is too invisible in handling tensions in the Turkish community in the Netherlands, according to a letter by PvdA parliamentarian and integration spokesperson Ahmed Marcouch. He thinks a stronger approach is needed to quell the unrest.
Several dozen people reported being threatened or intimidated as a result of rising tensions in the Turkish-Dutch community, Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice said on Thursday. According to him, all these reports are linked to unrest between different groups within the Turkish community in the Netherlands
Several Dutch municipalities are meeting with Ministries on Wednesday to discuss the growing tension in the Turkish community in the Netherlands. The meeting is intended for the exchange of information and to share experiences in addressing arising problems
Right-wing neighborhood watch group Soldiers of Odin (SOO) announced on Facebook that the turned a criminal asylum seeker over to the police in Groningen on Sunday. The police responded to a report and found a beaten up man at the scene. So far no arrests were made.
The Amsterdam police will soon start an experiment in which they will record exactly why they pull over a car for a check in an attempt to reduce racial profiling by the police. The mayor an the police chief were against implementing this experiment immediately, but the majority of the city council voted for it on Thursday
From today relatives of victims killed in a death-by-negligence crime are also eligible for compensation from the government
Former Security and Justice official Joris Demmink will not be prosecuted for child sexual abuse, the Public Prosecutor announced on Thursday after more than two years of investigating allegations of child rape from Turkey