Eight years after the violent disruption of an assembly on 26 May 2011, on the night of 20-21 June 2019, for the first time, the authorities used disproportionate force to disrupt a demonstration. This gave rise to the need for enhancing civil society control over assemblies and demonstrations.
The present document discusses the outcomes of monitoring of demonstrations and political performances organised by political parties and civil movements in Tbilisi from 31 December 2019 to March 2020 inclusive.
This report aims at assessing the compliance with the legislation of Georgia of the manner assemblies and demonstrations were organised and held; analysing from a legal point of view the violations identified in the course of demonstrations; and assessing the compliance of law-enforcement officers’ conduct with relevant international standards.
Report: DEMONSTRATIONS UNDER OBSERVATION