Ard van der Steur

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Ard van der Steur
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Ard van der Steur in 2012
Minister of Security and Justice
Assumed office
20 March 2015
Prime Minister Mark Rutte (second cabinet)
Preceded by Stef Blok
Personal details
Born Gerard Adriaan van der Steur
(1969-10-07) 7 October 1969 (age 45)
Haarlem, Netherlands
Political party People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (since 1988)
Alma mater Leiden University (LL.M)

Gerard Adriaan "Ard" van der Steur (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɣeːrɑrt ˈaːdriaːn ɑrt vɑn dɛr støːr]; born 7 October 1969) is a Dutch politician and lawyer. On 20 March 2015 he became Minister of Security and Justice. As a member of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (Volkspartij voor Vrijheid en Democratie) he has been an MP since 17 June 2010. He focuses on matters of judiciary, constitutional and administrative law.

He was a member of the municipal council of the former municipality of Warmond from 2002 to 2006 and has been a member of its successor the municipal council of Teylingen since 2006. In both cases he was respectively is also VVD fraction leader.

Van der Steur studied law at Leiden University.

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