There is no obligation under the European Convention on Human Rights1 for states to require private individuals to allow peaceful assemblies by others to take place on their property2. This position is reflected domestically by the tort of trespass3 and the creation of the offence of aggravated trespass4, and finds roots in the common law tradition that a landowner enjoys an absolute prerogative to determine who may enter or remain on his or her land and every unauthorised entry onto private land is a trespass
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