Ministry of Security and Justice

Ministry of Security and Justice

Profile

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.

The Dutch Immigration and Naturalization Service is part of the Ministry of Security and Justice.

The Dutch Immigration and Naturalization Service is responsible for the implementation of the immigration policy in the Netherlands. This means that the Dutch Immigration and Naturalization Service assesses all applications submitted by foreign nationals who wish to stay in the Netherlands or who wish to become Dutch nationals. These can be refugees who are under threat in their own country, or persons who wish to work and live in the Netherlands. They also include people who have lived in the Netherlands for so long that they feel Dutch and officially want to become Dutch nationals. In this roll the Dutch Immigration and Naturalization Service is responsible for the development and issuing of (e)documents for third country nationals.

Role in the project

The Ministry of Security and Justice will act within the ORIGINS project as an advisor and link between the government needs (national and EU) and the project itself. The Dutch government will strongly support part breeder documentation. The Dutch government developed already activities in this field by ICAO-TAG and the European Council. The Ministry of Security and Justice will be the WP leader of WP8 on Dissemination. The Ministry of Security and Justice will also define key questions and conduct interviews with stakeholders in WP2.