The Democracy Research Institute Considers That the Use of Disproportionate Measures by the Government was Illegal

The Democracy Research Institute reflects on the mobilization of the disproportionately large amount of the Ministry of Internal Affairs’ riot police in the area surrounding the Parliament Building and states that despite formal legal basis.

Monitoring results of the demonstration held in front of the State Chancellery building on July 25, 2019
On July 25, 2019, DRI representatives observed the demonstration organized by the members of the far-right movement in front of the State Chancellery building. The territorial dispute between Georgia and Azerbaijan concerning Davit Gareji region was named as the reason for the demonstration.
DRI Statement
Democracy Research Institute expresses its readiness to provide legal assistance to persons affected by hate crimes through representation in the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Prosecutor's Office and the court.
Interview with Ucha Nanuashvili on June events
"In any case, it is necessary to have constitutional norms guaranteed and every citizen should enjoy the freedom of assembly and the rights granted by the law." - Ucha Nanuashvili, Director of DRI
June 14, 2019 demonstration monitoring results held in front of the State Chancellery
Representatives of the "Democracy Research Institute" have observed the June 14 events.
Two years after the alleged abduction of Afgan Mukhtarli and investigation that is still not completed
Signatory organizations once again urge the investigative authorities of Georgia to take all the necessary measures for the effective investigation of Afgan Mukhtarli’s alleged abduction, reveal offenders and punish them.
Free Legal Consultation
If you believe that you have been a victim of a hate crime (threat, violence, prosecution, and other criminal offences based on your race, language, sex, sexual orientation, gender, religion or other intolerance), the DRI lawyer will provide you with free legal consultation.
May 17 Demonstration Monitoring Results
On May 17, 2019, DRI team members observed the demonstration in front of the Chancellery of the Government of Georgia. The demonstration was attended by the representatives of far-right groups.
NGOs on the escalation of the violence outside the Parliament Building
Non-governmental organizations respond to the arrest of Zaza Saralidze and believe that his actions were provoked by persistent and gross violations of human rights by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia.