"Governments must refrain from adopting measures that disproportionately target or burden civil society organizations (CSOs), such as imposing onerous vetting rules, procedures or other CSO-specific requirements not applied to the corporate sector."
DocumentUNHRC: General Principles on Protecting Civic Space and the Right to Access Resources, p. 3
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- Specific documentation may be required to establish an NGO.
- States should create, in law and practice, an enabling environment for civil society organizations to operate free from hindrance and insecurity.
- The administrative process for NGO registration should be applied with minimum margin of discretion.