DRI: Observation protocol of the rally held on November 8, 2020

On November 8, 2020, the rally held near the Parliament of Georgia was monitored by two observers of the organization, who later moved to the Central Election Commission (CEC) together with protesters.

DRI: The use of water cannon and tear gas is an illegal, unjustified and disproportionate measure
The Democracy Research Institute responds to the mobilization of an inadequately large number of special forces by the Ministry of Internal Affairs against demonstrators gathered in front of the Central Election Commission on November 8.
DRI: Non-transparent and unsubstantiated consideration of complaints further reduces the critically low trust in the parliamentary election results
The Democracy Research Institute is responding to the tensions in Saburtalo, Vake, Didube-Chughureti, Isani, Samgori, Gldani, Samtredia, Telavi, Batumi and Tskaltubo constituencies on the night of November 4-5 and calls on the authorities to immediately refuse the vicious practice of violence against representatives of the opposition parties.
DRI: Participation of Religious Organizations and Specific Clergy in Pre-Election Campaign is Noticeable

The Democracy Research Institute has been monitoring the participation of religious organizations and clergy in the pre-election campaign since October 15, 2020.


The de facto authorities of Tskhinvali pursue policy of intimidation against Akhalgori population

The de facto authorities of South Ossetia try to intimidate the local population with arrests and various charges in order to achieve more obedience.

DRI: Akhalgori is being left without local population

Akhalgori is in danger of being left without the local population. The reason for the above is the new policy of the de facto authorities.

DRI: Removal of activists' tents represents unjustified interference with demonstrators’ rights

Monitors of the Democracy Research Institute observed a rally held by members of the Giorgi Vashadze - Strategy Builder Party on October 5.

DRI: Distance learning increases the threat of cyberbullying

Distance learning has made the threat of cyberbullying even greater, especially under circumstances when the state has not yet taken necessary measures to prevent or respond to cyberbullying.


DRI condemns violence against journalists in Marneuli and calls for objectively investigation
The Democracy Research Institute condemns the physical abuse of journalists and cameramen that took place in Marneuli on September 29, as a result of which, their health and equipment were damaged.
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.