DRI: The State Does Not Show Proper Efforts to Help Genadi Bestaev

 Tskhinvali de-facto court sentenced to two years in prison to Georgian citizen Genadi Bestaev.

DRI: Appointment of Irakli Shotadze as Prosecutor General will be the Refusal of the Idea of Independent, Transparent and Depoliticized Prosecutor’s O

The Democracy Research Institute calls on the Prosecutorial Council to reject Irakli Shotadze’s candidacy for the Prosecutor General’s position.

Democracy Research Institute observes trials of activists detained on December 31, 2019

Monitors of the Democracy Research Institute observed the trials of civil activists detained in front of the Parliament building on December 31.


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.



Peaceful Demonstration of IDP youth
IDP youth held a peaceful demonstration due to the four-month isolation of Akhalgori.
DRI - The Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation has Started Census in Akhalgori
Occupation forces in Akhalgori have stated the census of the remaining population in the region.
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.

DRI - Government Should Develop Additional Support Programs for Citizens Living in the Occupied Regions
The Democracy Research Institute (DRI) believes that it is necessary to develop additional mechanisms to support people living in the occupied regions.
DRI on unprecedented violations in Parliament
According to the Democracy Research Institute, forced expulsion of journalists from the hall of the Legal Affairs Committee, unjustified restrictions on the movement demonstrators and violation of legal procedures at the Legal Affairs Committee sitting on December 12 contradict the principles and values of a democratic and equality-based state.