Rights situation of LGBTQ+ persons in Abkhazia
There is a prevailing opinion in the Abkhaz society that representatives of the queer community do not exist in the region. As a result, the majority of the LGBTQ+ community, fearing that they might be killed on the street because of their orientation.
DRI: The annexation of Abkhazia will be further strengthened by the obligation to enforce the rulings of the courts of the Russian Federation
Abkhazia's de facto minister of justice Anri Bartsits signed an agreement on mutual recognition of court rulings on arbitration cases between Abkhazia and Russia. 
Corruption in Gali – How much does freedom of movement and business cost?

It costs one hundred thousand rubles (about GEL 3,110) to falsify a document proving continuous residence in Gali.

DRI launches a 24-hour hotline for those living in Abkhazia and near the dividing line

From April 20, 2023, the Democracy Research Institute starts free legal telephone consultations for people living in Abkhazia and near the dividing line. 

Enhanced control in Gali and Sokhumi

As of April 2023, Abkhazia has stepped up control, especially with regard to young people.

DRI: Russian propaganda has intensified in Abkhazia after the Russian law "On Transparency of Foreign Influence" was dropped by the Parliament

Russian propaganda has been particularly intensified in the occupied territories after Georgian Dream was forced to drop the so-called Russian draft law in the background of the general public protest.

DRI: Residents of the occupied territories are illegally restricted from transporting cargo through the de facto checkpoint
According to the DRI, from 2022, the population has been agreeing the transportation of cargo to Abkhazia and South Ossetia with the Office of the State Minister of Georgia for Reconciliation and Civic Equality. 
30 years passed since the Lata tragedy
The tragedy that took place near the village of Lata in the Gulripshi district of Abkhazia on December 14, 1992 became one of the most tragic events of the fratricidal war.
30 years pass since the beginning of war in Abkhazia
Today, on August 14, 30 years have passed since the beginning of an armed conflict in Abkhazia.
DRI addresses Prime Minister with recommendation to develop uniform approach relating to health care financing

DRI has addressed Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili with a recommendation to take effective steps to ensure equal approach relating to health care financing for the population living in the occupied territories.