Document Type : Article


1 Prof, Department of Public Law, Faculty of Law and Political Science, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

2 Ph.D. Student in Public Law, Faculty of Law and Political Science, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran



The constitution is a national pact and as such must be more consistent than other laws and no event, or changing of taste or time should be allowed to change it. That being the case, the passing of time, new needs, and inefficiency of the constitution when facing changes cannot be overlooked. Also, the real owners of the constitution are the people, and the right to govern is given to governments by the people. The purpose of this research is to propose an argumentative framework to justify the new generation’s right to demand changes in the constitution. The basic question of the research is how can the new generation’s demand right be accepted in relation to the principle of constitutional stability? Based on the hypothesis of the research, the new generation’s right to demand constitutional change is accepted in the framework of the changeable principles of the constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran. In the present study, the descriptive-analytical method is used to investigate the relationship between generations’ demands and the constitution. The results of the research indicate that the unchangeable articles of the constitution are absolutely permanent and there could be no demand for amending them, but the changeable articles can be amended in light of new generation’s right to demand constitutional changes.


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