DRI: Georgian Dream continues its information campaign discrediting civil society
Today's statement by Irakli Kobakhidze proves that Georgian Dream intends to make labeling the civil society as an enemy a permanent part of his political activities. 
DRI: At least three articles of the European Convention were violated against Zurab Japaridze

According to the Democracy Research Institute, the extension of the detention period can serve to punish the detainee, to prolong the severe physical pain suffered by him and/or to try to hide his injuries from the public.

DRI: It is not possible to withdraw a draft law passed in one reading at the plenary session
The draft law "On Transparency of Foreign Influence" has already been adopted in the first reading. The Rules of Procedures of the Parliament of Georgia do not recognize the possibility of withdrawing a draft law adopted in the first reading.

DRI: The authorities grossly restrict freedom of assembly and expression

The Democracy Research Institute echoes the detention of protestors and representatives of the media in the vicinity of the Parliament of Georgia on March 2, 2023.

DRI: Release of footage containing Mikheil Saakashvili's personal data is degrading
On December 14, 2022, the Special Penitentiary Service released footage containing Mikheil Saakashvili's personal data. 
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.