We call on the government to apply effective measures to secure the release of Zaza Gakheladze
NGOs call on the Georgian authorities to step up their political and diplomatic efforts to secure the release of Zaza Gakheladze, detained in Tskhinvali, and to develop a more effective human rights policy in the occupied territories.
Annexation of the village of Aibgha of Gagra district - A governor accountable to Russia appointed in the village
In May 2021, the Russian Federation officially formalized, beyond de facto control, the annexation of the village of Aibgha, which is part of occupied Abkhazia. 
DRI begins to study the impact of “ODRs” on public and private institutions

The Democracy Research Institute (DRI) continues to monitor the activities of the State Security Service. Among other things, the so-called “ODRs’ (from Russian: офицер действующего резерва. In English: Active Reserve Officer) are the focus of the DRI attention.

Blacklists and restrictions on movement in Akhalgori
In late May, the de facto authorities of South Ossetia tightened restrictions imposed on Akhalgori residents. 
Democracy Research Institute calls on State Inspector's Office to study events developed in the village of Sakulia

The Democracy Research Institute calls on the State Inspector’s Office to respond appropriately to the case if signs of crime are detected.

DRI Statement on Sakulia incident

The Democracy Research Institute (DRI) is responding to the use of firearms and special equipment by police during the arrest of I.M., in the village of Sakulia, Tskaltubo Municipality.



Ineffective investigation of Jabiev's case, restriction of the right to a lawyer and repressions in Tskhinvali
Inal Jabiev allegedly became a victim of torture and inhuman treatment that led to his death.
Muhajirism without Georgian Government’s political assessment
On May 21, our Abkhaz compatriots commemorate the tragic date of the beginning of the Muhajirism of Muslim Abkhazians.
29 years have passed since the tragedy of Dzari
29 years ago, a convoy traveling from South Ossetia to North Ossetia was attacked and fired by unidentified individuals in the village of Dzari in the Java district.
DRI report to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

The Democracy Research Institute (DRI) has submitted a report on the humanitarian and human rights situation in the occupied territories of Georgia to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.