Тhe legal framework for freedom of assembly in the Republic of Macedonia is relatively comprehensive and liberal, with the right to FOA without notification and unnecessary restrictions enshrined in the Constitution. However, in practice there have been significant developments that limit freedom of assembly. In particular, due to burdensome responsibilities of organized assemblies imposed under the Law on Public Assemblies (obligation to provide security, maintain order and disperse the assembly if deemed to jeopardize the safety of people and property, as well liability for any damages that occur), today public assemblies are almost exclusively non-formalized and spontaneous (usually organized through social media).