DRI once again responds to increased number of detentions of Georgian citizens

On February 11, the occupation regime of the occupied Tskhinvali region released illegally detained Eric Drulev.

DRI's new project: "Supporting Security Sector Reform in Georgia"

The Democracy Research Institute has been examining the performance of the State Security Service for a year and has published four desk studies.

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.
Covid-19 Disinformation Campaign Anti-Western Messaging and Conspiracy Theories
The Democracy Research Institute (DRI) continues to study conspiracy theories and disinformative messages related to the Covid-19 pandemic spread through online media. 
DRI - Trial of persons detained on November 28 in fact took place at a closed court session
An observer from the Democracy Research Institute, along with other persons wishing to attend the trial of protesters detained during a rally near Parliament’s back entrance on November 28, was prevented by Tbilisi City Court Judge Natia Merabishvili from attending the trial. 
Democracy Research Institute responds to arrests of protesters on November 28
The Democracy Research Institute is responding to the arrest of civil activists at the protest held near the Parliament’s back entrance on November 28.
Local population leaves Akhalgori

The de facto authorities of South Ossetia has launched the so-called "Family Reunification Programme”, which aims to relocate the local population to the areas controlled by the central government where their family members live. As a result, the local population will have to leave their homes in Akhalgori forever.

DRI: The number of motions granted by court relating to covert investigative activities is increasing annually

The Democracy Research Institute has published a report assessing both the mandate of the Operative-Technical Agency in conducting covert investigative activities, as well as the related risks and challenges.

DRI: The Tbilisi City Court ruling against persons detained at November 9 rally is unjustified

Observers of the Democracy Research Institute (DRI) monitored the trials of civil activists detained near the Parliament of Georgia on November 9, 2020 - Alexi Machavariani, Nodar Rukhadze and Giorgi Mzhavanadze.

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.