MCIC has translated into Macedonian language the third report submitted to the General Assembly by the Special Rapporteur, which was presented to the United Nations General Assembly in October 2015. In the report, the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association is comparing the enabling environments for businesses and civil society around the world. It found that States and others often impose more burdensome regulation upon civil society, both in law and in practice, with businesses receiving more favourable treatment. The net result is that for businesses the enabling environment — defined broadly as action or inaction by States and other actors to promote a particular non-State sector — is typically much better than it is for associations. More information is available here.