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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.
17.12.2019
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.
13.12.2019
The Acting Chief Justice is violating the Law
According to the Constitution, the Supreme Court appoints three out of the nine members of the Constitutional Court.[1] It was through this procedure, that Constitutional Court Justice Maia Kopaleishvili, whose term ended on December 5, was appointed.
09.12.2019
It is necessary to make a list of humanitarian workers, who would be able to work safely in the conflict regions
The illegal detention of Vazha Gaprindashvili in the occupied region has shown that it is necessary to create an additional mechanism that would be agreed with all parties to the conflict and would ensure the safe movement of humanitarian workers.
09.12.2019
Assessment of the Clashes outside the Georgian Dream Central Office By the Democracy Research Institute
DRI is responding to the clashes at the rally held outside the central office of the Georgian Dream on December 2 and believes that the Government is responsible for the violent confrontation erupted between the demonstrators and counter demonstrators, as well as for encouraging polarized and radical sentiments in the public.
04.12.2019
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.

03.12.2019
Democracy Research Institute Responds to the Blockage of Parliament Area by the Ministry of Internal Affairs
According to the Democracy Research Institute, blocking the territory surrounding the Parliament building with metallic structures on 28 November 2019 was disproportionate and unjustified interference with human rights.
28.11.2019
DRI - Authorities Again Use Disproportionate Force During Dispersal of Peaceful Rally
The Democracy Research Institute is responding to the dispersal of a peaceful rally outside the Parliament of Georgia on the morning of November 26 and believes that the force used during the dispersal was not proportionate.
26.11.2019
Statement of the Democracy Research Institute on the arrests of protesters
The Democracy Research Institute responds to the trials of administrative detainees during the demonstration near the Parliament of Georgia on November 18, 2019, and considers that detainees  right to a fair trial was violated.
22.11.2019
The Democracy Research Institute Requests Declassification of the National Strategy of Georgia on Fight Against Terrorism Action Plan
Democracy Research Institute (DRI) requests declassification of the national strategy of Georgia on fight against terrorism action plan.
19.11.2019