DRI: Amendments to the Administrative Offences Code are repressive and reduce space for peaceful protests

The Democracy Research Institute believes that the changes to the Administrative Offences Code of Georgia are repressive and serve the sole purpose of restricting freedom of assembly and expression.

DRI: It is inadmissible to conduct an investigative activity at TV Pirveli
The Democracy Research Institute is responding to the ruling issued by the Tbilisi City Court on conducting an investigative activity (seizure) at TV Pirveli. 
DRI - Trial of persons detained on November 28 in fact took place at a closed court session
An observer from the Democracy Research Institute, along with other persons wishing to attend the trial of protesters detained during a rally near Parliament’s back entrance on November 28, was prevented by Tbilisi City Court Judge Natia Merabishvili from attending the trial. 
DRI: The Tbilisi City Court ruling against persons detained at November 9 rally is unjustified

Observers of the Democracy Research Institute (DRI) monitored the trials of civil activists detained near the Parliament of Georgia on November 9, 2020 - Alexi Machavariani, Nodar Rukhadze and Giorgi Mzhavanadze.

Democracy Research Institute observes trials of activists detained on December 31, 2019

Monitors of the Democracy Research Institute observed the trials of civil activists detained in front of the Parliament building on December 31.


The Acting Chief Justice is violating the Law
According to the Constitution, the Supreme Court appoints three out of the nine members of the Constitutional Court.[1] It was through this procedure, that Constitutional Court Justice Maia Kopaleishvili, whose term ended on December 5, was appointed.
DRI files amicus curiae brief on the group violence in Samtredia
On September 11, 2019 the Democracy Research Institute filed an amicus curiae brief to the Samtredia District Court, regarding alleged group violence based on the victim’s ethnic origin and religion with the reason of intolerance.