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Western orientation of Ukraine and Georgia targeted by Georgian far-right pro-Russian groups
In February, in the wake of the military attack on Ukraine, the sharply pro-Russian wing of far-right groups has become particularly active in Georgia. 
04.03.2022
DRI calls on Georgian authorities to respond adequately to security challenges
DRI responds to the act of aggression committed by the Russian Federation against Ukraine, the violation of the universal principle of prohibition of the use of force under Article 2 (4) of the UN Charter and the launch of mass hostilities across Ukraine. 
25.02.2022
DRI: Defendants in July 5 case continue aggression against reporters in court

Today, in Tbilisi City Court, one of the defendants in the case of July 5 mass violence made a threatening statement against affected journalist Rati Tsverava, after he called the participants in violence “bastards”.

22.02.2022
Democracy Research Institute responds to beating of designer Giorgi Maskhulia

DRI condemns the brutal violence against designer Giorgi Maskhulia and considers the bullying of the victim, use of hate speech and comments of homophobic/transphobic content posted on social networks categorically unacceptable.

21.02.2022
DRI: Situation in Potskhoetseri IDP settlement is the gravest

The Democracy Research Institute (DRI) protects the legal interests of IDPs living in the Potskhoetseri IDP settlement in the Tsalenjikha municipality and the Tbilisi Sea sanatorium Kartli.

 

 

 

15.02.2022
DRI calls on authorities to launch 24-hour hotline for residents of occupied territories

DRI has appealed to the Prime Minister and the Speaker of the Parliament of Georgia to create a 24-hour hotline for the population of the occupied territories.

08.02.2022
Georgian Government has been working without human rights strategy for two years

For the second year in a row, the Government of Georgia has been working without a document of human rights strategy, which makes any human rights activity carried out by public institutions fragmented and uncoordinated.

08.02.2022
DRI appeals to the authorities regarding problems of the village of Atotsi

On February 4, 2022, representatives of the Democracy Research Institute DRI) visited the village of Atotsi located near the occupation line.

07.02.2022
DRI echoes police violence against teenager
The Democracy Research Institute condemns the violence shown in a video released on January 24. In the first place, it is necessary to conduct a timely and effective investigation into the incident.
25.01.2022
Evaluation of draft Counter-Terrorism Strategy
DRI reviewed the draft Counter-Terrorism Strategy of the State Security Service for 2022-2026 and sent its assessments, opinions and recommendations to the State Security Service and the Government of Georgia before the approval of the document. 
24.01.2022