Supporting Security Sector Reform in Georgia

Legislative changes implemented in 2015 to separate the State Security Service from the Ministry of Internal Affairs led to the duplication of mandates and the ambiguity of legislation.

The project aims at promoting reforms of the State Security Service of Georgia in line with international human rights standards. DRI researchers will analyze the existing legal framework and practices of the security services, as well as international best practices, and develop policy recommendations for the Georgian government. It will present its findings to relevant stakeholders and conduct an advocacy campaign to encourage implementation of the recommended reforms.

Project duration: October 1, 2019 - September 30, 2020

The project is implemented with the financial support of the National Endowment for Democracy.

Cooperation for Improvement of Juvenile Justice System

The project aims at improvement of the juvenile justice system in Georgia.

To achieve this objective, within the framework of the project seminars will be organised for legal professionals, social workers and psychologists working in the field of juvenile justice in Georgia.the juveniles’ rights situation will be monitored and consultations for juveniles and their families will be provided.

Project duration: December 2, 2019 - November 30, 2020

The project is being implemented with the financial support of EU/UNDP joint initiative COBERM.

“Identify disinformation”

On September 1, 2020, the Democracy Research Institute launched a project titled “Identify disinformation”.

The project aims to expose fake news and raise awareness of reliable sources of information among the ethnic minorities of Georgia by identifying disinformation spread via social and online media.

The project is being carried out by the financial support of the Prodemos Foundation within a small grant competition “Be careful of disinformation”.

The term of the project: September 1, 2020 – November 30, 2020.