Conversion Practices Prohibition Legislation Bill 2021

Conversion practices encompass a broad range of practices that seek to change or suppress a person’s sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Research emphasises that conversion practices do not work and can contribute to issues such as low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts and attempts.

Principles observed by judiciary in New Zealand

The judiciary and the Ministry of Justice therefore share responsibility for delivering justice through the courts. Both have interests in developing and maintaining a system of justice that is just, fair, accessible, modern, and effective, and which delivers timely, impartial, and open justice. The effective and efficient functioning of courts is assisted by the Ministry and the judges maintaining a constructive relationship involving open communication and respect for their respective responsibilities and institutional constraints.