DRI: The Government should stop deliberately deepening polarization

Along with formal declaration of the need to reduce political polarization by the ruling party, the persecution of civil activists, media owners, members of student movements and opposition politicians continues in the capital and regions of Georgia.

DRI supports student protests relating to the right to education

For more than 2 weeks, Tbilisi State University students have been protesting against the decision of the university administration to fully switch from remote to traditional education from May 2.

DRI: Authorities have an obligation to tolerate peaceful protest
On March 7, 2022, as the war in Ukraine entered its eleventh day, activists protesting against the Russian militaristic policy were arrested in Tbilisi, near the building of the Georgian Government. 
DRI echoes police violence against teenager
The Democracy Research Institute condemns the violence shown in a video released on January 24. In the first place, it is necessary to conduct a timely and effective investigation into the incident.
DRI responds to illegal mass arrests of protesters

DRI condemns the illegal detentions of protesters outside the buildings of the Ministry of Health and the State Security Service of Georgia and calls on the law enforcement agencies to act within the framework of the Constitution and legislation of Georgia.

DRI: The events developed around 3rd President of Georgia indicate irreversible degradation of democratic institutions

The Democracy Research Institute considers that the forcible transfer of the 3rd President of Georgia to Penitentiary Establishment No. 18 on November 8 once again proved the extreme politicization of state institutions and their irreversible degradation.

Democracy Research Institute calls on State Inspector's Office to study events developed in the village of Sakulia

The Democracy Research Institute calls on the State Inspector’s Office to respond appropriately to the case if signs of crime are detected.

DRI Statement on Sakulia incident

The Democracy Research Institute (DRI) is responding to the use of firearms and special equipment by police during the arrest of I.M., in the village of Sakulia, Tskaltubo Municipality.



DRI report to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

The Democracy Research Institute (DRI) has submitted a report on the humanitarian and human rights situation in the occupied territories of Georgia to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

DRI Report being mentioned in the report of the U.S. Department of State
The U.S. Department of State has released its 2020 Human Rights report on Georgia.