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DRI is disappointed by the approval of the Human Rights Strategy without discussion with stakeholders
The Democracy Research Institute is disappointed by the non-inclusive and closed process of development of the Human Rights Strategy.  
05.09.2022
Democracy Research Institute submits opinions to Parliament relating to strengthening of parliamentary control
On August 9, the Democracy Research Institute submitted written opinions relating to the strengthening of parliamentary control to the Committee. 
11.08.2022
New security architecture in Europe and its impact on Georgia

On May 30, three organizations - Civic Idea, Democracy Research Institute (DRI) and Democracy Index - Georgia held a Conference on New Security Architecture in Europe and Its Impact on Georgia.

01.06.2022
DRI submits opinions relating to the package of legislative changes to the State Inspector's Office
The Democracy Research Institute (DRI) has submitted opinions relating to the package of legislative changes to the State Inspector’s Office. 
29.11.2021
DRI: The authorities have a responsibility to tolerate the inconvenience caused by assemblies

The Democracy Research Institute (DRI) is responding to the statement issued by the Ministry of Internal Affairs regarding the use of sanctions under the Criminal Code of Georgia in connection with the rally scheduled by the United National Movement for November 15.

15.11.2021
DRI: The Patriarchate manipulates the authority of the Church in the run-up to the elections

The statement by the head of the public relations department of the Patriarchate, according to which, the church can directly tell the parishioners how to behave in the elections, is contradicts legislation of Georgia.

28.09.2021
DRI addresses Parliament with initiative to establish fact-finding commission
The Democracy Research Institute has addressed the Parliament of Georgia with an initiative to establish a fact-finding commission relating to the cases of wiretapping and spread of recordings. 
16.09.2021
DRI calls on election entities to refrain from manipulating religion during election campaign
As part of the pre-election campaign, Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili often visits temples and chapels together with the political officials of the Georgian Dream.  
09.09.2021
Georgian Dream decision undermines the stability and future prospects for Georgia
This decision by the authorities constitutes a straightforward rejection of Georgia's Euro-Atlantic course and the peaceful development of the country through democratic reforms. 
28.07.2021
DRI: Non-transparent and unsubstantiated consideration of complaints further reduces the critically low trust in the parliamentary election results
The Democracy Research Institute is responding to the tensions in Saburtalo, Vake, Didube-Chughureti, Isani, Samgori, Gldani, Samtredia, Telavi, Batumi and Tskaltubo constituencies on the night of November 4-5 and calls on the authorities to immediately refuse the vicious practice of violence against representatives of the opposition parties.
05.11.2020