DRI: The identity of the head of the Anti-Corruption Agency is unknown to the public and his declaration is classified

The identities of the head of the Anti-Corruption Agency of the State Security Service and his/her deputy/deputies are unknown. Even their asset declarations are classified.

DRI intends to check the work expertise of the Georgian Dream mayoral candidates
The attention of the DRI was drawn by the Main Accents TV story aired on September 12, according to which, the mayoral candidates nominated by the Georgian Dream party had held high positions in the law enforcement agencies in the past. 
DRI: Illegal wiretapping and surveillance pose a serious threat to the development of the country
The Democracy Research Institute responds to the TV stories aired by TV Pirveli on September 12, according to which, the State Security Service exercises total control over public servants.
Which agency investigates the most corruption crimes?
The number of corruption-related cases investigated by the Prosecutor General's Office far exceeds the number of cases investigated by the Anti-Corruption Agency of the State Security Service. 
DRI: State Security Service refuses to disclose the list of agencies where it has the so-called Odeers

Democracy Research Institute, in accordance with the rules established by the General Administrative Code, addressed Grigol Liluashvili, Head of the agency, with an administrative complaint.

DRI begins to study the impact of “ODRs” on public and private institutions

The Democracy Research Institute (DRI) continues to monitor the activities of the State Security Service. Among other things, the so-called “ODRs’ (from Russian: офицер действующего резерва. In English: Active Reserve Officer) are the focus of the DRI attention.

DRI responds to the annual report of the State Security Service

DRI still finds it problematic how the State Security Service responds to far-right extremism, as well as the fact that the mandate to investigate and, in particular, to investigate corruption crimes, is granted to an agency having an intelligence function, and the lack of adequate parliamentary oversight mechanisms over the service.

Ucha Nanuashvili became a member of the Security Sector Reform (SSR) Advisory Network to the United Nations

Director of the Democracy Research Institute Ucha Nanuashvili has been elected to the Security Sector Reform (SSR) Advisory Network to the United Nations. 

DRI - The use of surveillance as a tool for political retaliation is alarming and goes beyond the practice of ruling a legal state

DRI is responding to the TV story aired by Mtavari Channel, according to which, on the instruction of high-ranking officials, a former employee of the State Security Service  of Georgia illegally recorded private life of political figures unacceptable to the ruling party. 

DRI's new project: "Supporting Security Sector Reform in Georgia"

The Democracy Research Institute has been examining the performance of the State Security Service for a year and has published four desk studies.