Ministry of Security and Justice

Amanda Todd
Jun 28 '16 15:10

Aydin C. may be extradited to Canada for his suspected involvement in the death of Canadian teen Amanda Todd, the court in Amsterdam ruled on Tuesday. He can be extradited as soon as the criminal proceedings running against him in the Netherlands are done

Jun 24 '16 15:15

A majority in Dutch parliament is calling for measures to be taken against Instagram account Straathyena's (Street Hyenas) on which videos of mostly young people wantonly destroying everything they can get their hands on are shown

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Jun 20 '16 07:55

Minister Edith Schippers of Public Health is planning a more effective approach to helping people with mental health problems. She wants all municipalities to come up with a good plan to personally help every mentally disturbed person in the Netherlands

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Jun 17 '16 11:25

Next week the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament, will vote on amendments to the prostitution that will increase the minimum age for a prostitute to 21 years.

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Jun 17 '16 08:34

Weert Mayor Jos Heijmans will not be punished for hiding a Syrian mother and her four children so that they would not be sent back to Germany, Minister Ronald Plasterk of Home Affairs wrote in a letter to parliament

Jun 16 '16 15:00

Motorcycle gang related organized crime in the southern parts of the Netherlands is "more serious and deeply rooted in society" than was expected when the judiciary launched its more intensive approach to tackling it, Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice wrote to parliament. He added that the more intensive approach will therefore be continued

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Jun 16 '16 08:09

Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice is on the defensive again, this time about his Ministry's budget. Opposition parties wants more money to go to the judiciary this year and in parliament the Minister received harsh criticism on his policy, but he is adamant that no extra money is needed.

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Jun 15 '16 10:10

A recent study by Radboud University Nijmegen that concluded that regulating cannabis cultivation could improve human rights is no reason for the Netherlands to change its policy on marijuana, Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice said in response to questions from the D66

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Jun 15 '16 09:14

No extra measures will be taken against online sex advertisements in public areas - they will not be banned or removed, Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice said in response to questions from SGP leader Kees van der Staaij

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Jun 14 '16 10:58

Former Children's Ombudsman Marc Dullaert was appointed to lead the fight against truancy in the Netherlands, the Ministry of Education announced on Monday. His job will be to enforce agreements made in a Truancy Pact made with the aim of having not a single child out of school for more than 3 months by 2020.

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Jun 14 '16 10:16

The Public Prosecution Service in the Netherlands is preparing a lawsuit to ban one or more motorcycle gangs in the country, Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice said on Monday. He did not mention which clubs are involved

Jun 14 '16 07:53

The ruling coalition of VVD and PvdA reached an agreement on spending 1.2 billion euros next year on reversing scheduled cuts. The PvdA negotiated for reversing a cutback back on elderly- and disabled care and pushing money into education. The VVD fought for spending money on security by filling holes in the Defense and Security and Justice budgets

Jun 9 '16 13:10

Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice and the National Police decided against arming Dutch police officers with tasers and spike strips. Instead officers will be equipped with a new extendable baton from 2018.

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Jun 9 '16 12:40

Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice survived another debate without a vote of no confidence against him. In Wednesday's debate Van der Steur was under fire for a letter he helped former Justice Minister Ivo Opstelten write in the so-called Teeven deal while he was still a parliamentarian.

Jun 7 '16 12:00

At least 18 Dutch-Turks who were convicted of a crime in the Netherlands, are roaming freely in Turkey, including human trafficker Saban B., Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice wrote in response to questions from CDA parliamentarian Pieter Omtzigt

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Jun 7 '16 08:29

"There will be a fuss", now Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice commented in a draft letter about the so-called Teeven-deal when he was still a parliamentarian in 2014. Van der Steur released the draft letter, on which he made 18 suggestions and crossed off several sentences, on Monday

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Jun 7 '16 07:49

Former Security and Justice Minister Ivo Opstelten gave Parliament incomplete and inaccurate information about an American undercover operation against a former Dutch soldier who sold drugs over the internet, the Volkskrant reports based on case files in its possession. According to the suspect's lawyer, the way in which the U.S. gathered evidence against his client, was illegal.

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Jun 6 '16 13:30

The MH17 investigation team found the "exhaust" of a BUK missile at the site of the crash in eastern Ukraine, the Joint Investigation Team revealed on Monday in an online magazine on the investigation into the disaster.

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Jun 6 '16 09:54

The Dutch army is deploying soldiers from Monday to help the Koninklijke Marechaussee search for undocumented migrants trying to go to Britain via the Dutch ports

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Jun 6 '16 08:33

About 80 percent of PvdA leaders want to relax the rules around the children's pardon to give more child asylum seekers a chance on a residency permit for he Netherlands, was revealed at a party meeting inNieuwegein. But the party leadership is refusing, Trouw reports.

Jun 3 '16 09:54

State Secretary Klaas Dijkhoff of Security and Justice wants convicts sentenced to life in prison to be reassessed for possible release after they served 25 years. He thinks a special advisory board should determine whether the prisoner qualifies for released, the State Secretary wrote in a letter to parliament, NU.nl reports.

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Jun 1 '16 08:38

Typhoon will work with the police in their training to avoid racial profiling, the rapper said on Instagram. He is responding to a request Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice made in parliament on Tuesday.

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May 26 '16 11:55

Dutch intelligence service AIVD was not allowed to screen high police commissioner Tom Driessen in 2012, the Council of State ruled in the appeal of this case. This screening led to the AIVD refusing to give Driessen a certificate of no objection, which in turn led to Driessen having to resign as leader of the Nuclear Summit in The Hague

Integration exam
May 26 '16 10:53

To date not a single immigrant who failed his integration exam had his residency permit revoked, the Ministry of Security and Justice confirmed to broadcaster NOS. But numerous fines of up to 1,250 euros were imposed.

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