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trespass

The unlawful interference with someone's personal or property rights. In a lawsuit, the property owner does not need to prove physical damage to the property in order to recover monetary damages,because the damage is to the exclusive ownership and possessory rights of the owner. However,modern courts do require some evidence that the trespass was intentional; older law did not differentiate between intentional and accidental trespass.In many states,the duty of care a property owner has to avoid unsafe conditions that might harm persons coming on the property is much less for a trespasser than for those who are invited.

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While acts of restoration of old constructions in the Greater Beirut area remain subject to ministry and Department of Antiquities prior consent, illicit trespassing and tearing down of such constructions markedly increased particularly during night time, the ministry of Culture and Department of Antiquities duly reiterate implementing above warning to contractors responsible for acts of demolition as a flagrant trespassing of the law deemed punishable by legal prosecution.
BTP often sees a rise in young people trespassing on rail tracks during the school holidays and officers are worried that someone will get seriously injured or killed.
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Summary: The Fujairah Court of Appeals recently upheld the verdict of a lower court, sentencing two Asian men to six months in jail for trespassing to an Emirati's house and stealing a motorbike.