On December 31, the Democracy Research Institute observed a rally held in front of the Parliament

On December 31, in front of the Georgian Parliament, the Democracy Research Institute monitors observed a rally organized by opposition political parties and civic movements Dare, Shame and Change.



The Democracy Research Institute Begins Observation of Gatherings and Manifestations

The Democracy Research Institute begins observation of all political rallies, gatherings and manifestations organized by political parties or civic movements.

Democracy Research Institute - Charging of certain individuals cannot eliminate systematic gaps

The Democracy Research Institute believes that systemic flaws cannot be eliminated only by charging certain individuals and calls on the State Inspector’s Service to conduct an investigation within a tight deadline.

Assessment of the Clashes outside the Georgian Dream Central Office By the Democracy Research Institute
DRI is responding to the clashes at the rally held outside the central office of the Georgian Dream on December 2 and believes that the Government is responsible for the violent confrontation erupted between the demonstrators and counter demonstrators, as well as for encouraging polarized and radical sentiments in the public.
Democracy Research Institute Responds to the Blockage of Parliament Area by the Ministry of Internal Affairs
According to the Democracy Research Institute, blocking the territory surrounding the Parliament building with metallic structures on 28 November 2019 was disproportionate and unjustified interference with human rights.
DRI - Authorities Again Use Disproportionate Force During Dispersal of Peaceful Rally
The Democracy Research Institute is responding to the dispersal of a peaceful rally outside the Parliament of Georgia on the morning of November 26 and believes that the force used during the dispersal was not proportionate.
Statement of the Democracy Research Institute on the arrests of protesters
The Democracy Research Institute responds to the trials of administrative detainees during the demonstration near the Parliament of Georgia on November 18, 2019, and considers that detainees  right to a fair trial was violated.
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.