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DRI: Mechanisms for exerting illegal influence on police officers, military servicemen and State Security Service employees are expanding
According to the draft law submitted to the Parliament, it is becoming possible to transfer police officers, military servicemen and State Security Service employees to equal positions with similar functions in other geographical areas, with or without their consent.
20.05.2022
DRI: The court verdict proves the existence of organizers of the July 5 violence

The conviction of defendants by the Criminal Cases Panel of Tbilisi City Court in the episode of Lekso Lashkarava and Miranda Baghaturia relating to the violent events of July 5-6, 2021 once again proves that the violent crackdown of July 5 was organized.

19.05.2022
DRI defends interests of journalist affected by far-right groups

The Democracy Research Institute (DRI) is defending the interests of journalist Ketevan Tutberidze, who was affected by far-right groups. 

17.05.2022
DRI supports student protests relating to the right to education

For more than 2 weeks, Tbilisi State University students have been protesting against the decision of the university administration to fully switch from remote to traditional education from May 2.

11.05.2022
DRI appeals to the Ministry of Internal Affairs relating to the so-called stencils case
The Ministry of Internal Affairs launched administrative proceedings relating to the stencils that can be seen on various buildings in the territory of the Tbilisi Municipality. 
26.04.2022
DRI terms initiative of parliamentary majority as attempt to legalize total control
DRI is echoing the draft law submitted by members of the ruling political team to the Parliament, according to which the maximum period for conducting covert investigative activities is increasing and may be extended indefinitely, depending on specific articles.
21.04.2022
Report released by US Department of State addresses problems raised by DRI

The United States Department of State has released its 2021 Country Report on Human Rights Practices in Georgia. The section on the occupied territories highlights the problems raised by the Democracy Research Institute (DRI).

14.04.2022
DRI asks State Audit Office to examine Morgoshia's donation

The Democracy Research Institute has applied to the Audit Office to examine an alleged donation made by Konstantin Morgoshia to the Conservative Movement. 

12.04.2022
DRI: Authorities have an obligation to tolerate peaceful protest
On March 7, 2022, as the war in Ukraine entered its eleventh day, activists protesting against the Russian militaristic policy were arrested in Tbilisi, near the building of the Georgian Government. 
08.03.2022
DRI: Liability for war propaganda must be tightened
It is permissible to perceive the spread of Russian propaganda as a threat and to take measures to be protected from it for the purpose of ensuring state security and public safety.
07.03.2022