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Protection of the labour rights of miners is the responsibility of the Georgian authorities
Today, at 4:00 pm, a rally of Chiatura miners will be held near the Parliament of Georgia. Today's rally is a continuation of the 2-week protests of the miners, which had been going on in Chiatura so far. 
19.06.2023
DRI: Arresting participants in peaceful protests threatens democratic values

According to the publicly spread information, on June 2, in the vicinity of the Parliament of Georgia, several people were detained for making inscriptions on a poster.

02.06.2023
DRI calls on the authorities to release the protestors detained at Tbilisi airport as soon as possible

DRI echoes the arrest of the participants in the protest rally held at Tbilisi Airport and calls on the authorities not to use repressive police measures towards the peaceful civil protest expressed against the growing influence of the occupying country.

19.05.2023
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. 
10.03.2023
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.

09.03.2023
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.

09.03.2023
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.

03.03.2023
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. 
15.12.2022
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.

11.05.2022
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. 
08.03.2022