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Corruption in Gali – How much does freedom of movement and business cost?

It costs one hundred thousand rubles (about GEL 3,110) to falsify a document proving continuous residence in Gali.

02.05.2023
DRI launches a 24-hour hotline for those living in Abkhazia and near the dividing line

From April 20, 2023, the Democracy Research Institute starts free legal telephone consultations for people living in Abkhazia and near the dividing line. 

28.04.2023
Enhanced control in Gali and Sokhumi

As of April 2023, Abkhazia has stepped up control, especially with regard to young people.

21.04.2023
Georgian Dream decision to prevent creation of a fact-finding commission paralyzes Parliament’s work
The parliamentary majority has been trying to block the vote on the creation of a fact-finding commission in the Parliament of Georgia through procedural sabotage for the second day now. 
19.04.2023
DRI: Russian propaganda has intensified in Abkhazia after the Russian law "On Transparency of Foreign Influence" was dropped by the Parliament

Russian propaganda has been particularly intensified in the occupied territories after Georgian Dream was forced to drop the so-called Russian draft law in the background of the general public protest.

25.03.2023
DRI: Residents of the occupied territories are illegally restricted from transporting cargo through the de facto checkpoint
According to the DRI, from 2022, the population has been agreeing the transportation of cargo to Abkhazia and South Ossetia with the Office of the State Minister of Georgia for Reconciliation and Civic Equality. 
21.03.2023
DRI: Georgian Dream continues its information campaign discrediting civil society
Today's statement by Irakli Kobakhidze proves that Georgian Dream intends to make labeling the civil society as an enemy a permanent part of his political activities. 
10.03.2023
DRI: At least three articles of the European Convention were violated against Zurab Japaridze

According to the Democracy Research Institute, the extension of the detention period can serve to punish the detainee, to prolong the severe physical pain suffered by him and/or to try to hide his injuries from the public.

09.03.2023
DRI: It is not possible to withdraw a draft law passed in one reading at the plenary session
The draft law "On Transparency of Foreign Influence" has already been adopted in the first reading. The Rules of Procedures of the Parliament of Georgia do not recognize the possibility of withdrawing a draft law adopted in the first reading.

09.03.2023
DRI: The authorities grossly restrict freedom of assembly and expression

The Democracy Research Institute echoes the detention of protestors and representatives of the media in the vicinity of the Parliament of Georgia on March 2, 2023.

03.03.2023