Some international indicators suggest that under certain
social conditions of crime, the support for the Rule of
Law can reduce, as some citizens can be encouraged to
legitimize actions outside the law, if they receive more
security. The truth is that fighting crime requires the
strengthening of the democratic institutions, because
such delicate task must fall within the strict observance
of the law and within the fundamental guarantees.
Extraordinary measures, such as the use of the military
force in public security tasks, should adhere to the
Constitution and to the constitutional jurisprudence;
for example, the President should report to Congress, as
soon as the period for which the use of the military force
has been authorized expires, in accordance with article
168.12 of the Constitution.