Preventing Far-Right Extremism in Georgia

The Democracy Research Institute (DRI) has been implementing a project titled “Preventing Far-Right Extremism in Georgia” since September 1.

Prime Minister of Georgia should resign immediately due to the Severe Consequences of the July 5 violence
The undersigned organizations, express our utmost concern and sorrow over the passing of Lekso Lashkarava, the operator of „TV Pirveli”. We would like to offer our heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones.
DRI - Authorities have been inciting violence by hate groups for years
The March of Dignity makes it clear that Tbilisi Pride was not only denied the constitutional right to freedom of assembly by the authorities, but the latter also directly encouraged radical groups, through criminal inaction and statements made by high political officials.
DRI responds to the instances of violent attacks on Rustaveli Avenue
Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili's statement that Mikheil Saakashvili and the radical opposition are behind the March of Dignity is a direct incentive for radical groups.
The Government Should Not Allow Far-Right Violence Against The March of Dignity
In response to the March of Dignity to be held by the organizers of Tbilisi Pride on July 1-5 the far-right leader and founder of the movement, ERI Levan Vasadze issued an ultimatum to the Government demanding the "cancellation" of the Pride Week.
DRI responds to reports of alleged theft of cross in Marneuli and Hujabi Diocese
The Democracy Research Institute is responding to the information spread on January 27, 2021 by the Marneuli and Hujabi Diocese regarding the theft of a cross from the Gagi Fortress.
DRI: The authorities fail to properly assess the threat created by the strengthening of ultranationalist groups

The number of members of ultranationalist groups is growing day by day, which makes the threat posed by the strengthening of extremist forces real in the country.

Far-Right Groups’ Messages Against Women’s Rights and LGBT+ Community

Democracy Research Institute continues to monitor the far-right groups’ and their leaders’ discourse on social and online media.

Democracy Research Institute Observed December 2 rally organized at ,,Amirani’’ Cinema

On December 2, DRI monitors observed a rally organized by the ultra-rightist extremist groups to disrupt Tamar Shavgulidze's movie "Comets" at Amirani Cinema.

Democracy Research Institute Calls on Authorities not to Allow Violent Disruption of Movie Screening

The Democracy Research Institute calls on the authorities not to allow the violent disruption of the screening.