DRI: The authorities have a responsibility to tolerate the inconvenience caused by assemblies

The Democracy Research Institute (DRI) is responding to the statement issued by the Ministry of Internal Affairs regarding the use of sanctions under the Criminal Code of Georgia in connection with the rally scheduled by the United National Movement for November 15.

Training for activists from conflict-affected regions

On November 3-7, the Democracy Research Institute conducted security and advocacy planning/implementation training for civil activists and youth from the conflict-affected regions.

DRI responds to illegal mass arrests of protesters

DRI condemns the illegal detentions of protesters outside the buildings of the Ministry of Health and the State Security Service of Georgia and calls on the law enforcement agencies to act within the framework of the Constitution and legislation of Georgia.

In the captivity of elections: Gali population between Tbilisi and Sokhumi
Tensions were high on both sides of the Enguri Bridge during the pre-election period. This tension became especially alarming during the second round of elections. 
DRI: The events developed around 3rd President of Georgia indicate irreversible degradation of democratic institutions

The Democracy Research Institute considers that the forcible transfer of the 3rd President of Georgia to Penitentiary Establishment No. 18 on November 8 once again proved the extreme politicization of state institutions and their irreversible degradation.

Preventing Far-Right Extremism in Georgia

The Democracy Research Institute (DRI) has been implementing a project titled “Preventing Far-Right Extremism in Georgia” since September 1.

Epidemic situation gets extremely difficult in Tskhinvali – The region needs humanitarian aid
It has been a year and eight months since the communication and movement between Tskhinvali and Tbilisi has been reduced to a historical minimum. The Democracy Research Institute (DRI) considers that the pandemic is being used by the de facto authorities to isolate the region from Tbilisi.
DRI: The identity of the head of the Anti-Corruption Agency is unknown to the public and his declaration is classified

The identities of the head of the Anti-Corruption Agency of the State Security Service and his/her deputy/deputies are unknown. Even their asset declarations are classified.

DRI recommendations to the participants in the Geneva talks
The 54th round of the Geneva Discussions will be held on October 12-13, 2021. The Democracy Research Institute (DRI) believes that it is important to bring the issues relating to human security and fundamental rights to the forefront during the negotiation process. 
KGB conducts search in the village of Midelaani in Akhalgori district
As far as the Democracy Research Institute is informed, on October 8, 2021, a resident of the mountainous village of Midelaani of Akhalgori municipality was detained for 48 hours without any grounds.