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PREVENTING THE IMPROPER USE OF FORCE & VIOLENCE

The political authority may consider that the widespread use of torture and ill-treatment is necessary in order to keep the citizens under its control. The use of torture and ill-treatment as a spectacle in order to create a culture of fear and intimidation is a political strategy of social control. In the same way, enforced disappearances are also approved under certain circumstances, such as in a situation of rebellion or insurgency, as a method of instilling fear and to intimidate anyone who dares to rebel against the state.

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