|State Secretary for Security and Justice|
20 March 2015
|Prime Minister||Mark Rutte|
|Preceded by||Fred Teeven|
|Member of the House of Representatives|
17 June 2010 – 20 March 2015
|Born||Klaas Henricus Dominicus Maria Dijkhoff
13 January 1981
|Political party||People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD)|
Klaas Henricus Dominicus Maria Dijkhoff (born January 13, 1981 in Soltau) is a Dutch politician and legal scholar. He is the State Secretary for Security and Justice since 20 March 2015. Previously, he was a member of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands (2010–2015) for the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD). His focus was on matters of homeland security, public safety, and police affairs.
Early life and career
Dijkhoff studied international and European law at Tilburg University, obtaining his Ph.D. in 2010. His thesis is titled Law, War and Technology. While writing his thesis he worked as a legal scholar at Tilburg University and Inholland University of Applied Sciences. He also had his own consultancy firm specialized in legal affairs and IT. Dijkhoff became a member of the VVD in 1998. He held several positions within the party such as member of the election program committee in 2009-2010 and from March 11, 2010 until February 7, 2013 he was a member as well as VVD fraction leader of the municipal council of Breda. On June 17, 2010 he was elected as a Member of Parliament. In 2013 Dijkhoff got appointed national campaign leader for the municipal council elections of March 2014.
Member of Parliament
Klaas Dijkhoff first became the party's spokesperson on development aid. He booked his biggest success in stopping subsidies to development organizations with a chairman earning more than €124,000.00 a year. Later on he became the spokesperson on European affairs. Until this day he's the VVD spokesperson on matters of homeland security, public safety and police affairs. Dijkhoff successfully managed to pass two motions in the House of Representatives of the Netherlands in the battle against Jihad fighters. His motions called upon the cabinet to stop free travel to conflict zones and denationlization of Jihad fighters. In 2013 he successfully passed legislation through parliament making identity fraud a punishable offence. He resigned on 20 March 2015, when he became State Secretary for Security and Justice in the Second Rutte cabinet.
- (Dutch) Dr. K.H.D.M. (Klaas) Dijkhoff, Parlement & Politiek, 2015. Retrieved on 21 March 2015.
- (Dutch) Parlement.com biography