It indicates towards the procedure of amendment of the constitution.
AMENDMENT OF CONSTITUTION:
It indicates towards the procedure of amendment of the constitution. A written constitution must have procedure for amending the constitution and it is regarded as an essential part of every written constitution.
The method of amendment only guarantees application and sanctity of the constitution. It is upon the method of amendments that guarantees of individuals liberty and the adaptability of the constitution depends.
The method of amendment may be simple or may be a Complex and difficult procedure. It is simple and enables the political sovereign to express its will, there can be no conflict between the actual conditions and legal organization. But an easy method of amendment may lead to instability. If the constitution is having difficult method of amendment it may result in one of the two things.
First there may grow up extra legal institutions fully supported by public opinion.
Secondly, if such extra-legal institutions are not allowed to grow, the consequence may be a revolt.
The method of amendment must be such which should neither give instability nor generate revolution.
As Jennings says 'A constitution has to work not only in the environment in which it was drafted but also centuries later. It must therefore be capable of adoption to new conditions as they rise.'
All the above-discussed contents are essential for a written as well as unwritten constitution. The difference is that in a written constitution they find more clear and definite place whereas in unwritten constitution they are little vague.
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