In the vast majority of cases when one country is harmed by another, no international court has jurisdiction to hear the claim of the aggrieved state. Thus, no matter how serious the legal breach, or grievous the injury, justice often remains elusive. This is wrong, and it undermines the international rule of law. Every country should have the right to access justice, and Referral Jurisdiction would make this right a reality.
With Referral Jurisdiction, every country could petition the Judicial Commission, and all valid claims would be referred to the International Court of Justice for an authoritative legal opinion.