Immunity of Heads of State and State Officials for International Crimes was the most checked out book from The Dag Hammarskjöld Library at the United Nations last year.
The organization revealed the news on its Twitter account last week. World News Editor/Reporter Hayes Brown pointed out on Twitter that this isn’t something to be proud of given the dictators who are members of the delegation. Vox.com has more about the book:
The book in question isn’t a UN document — it’s a doctoral thesis from the University of Lucerne by Ramona Pedretti, pursuing the question of when heads of state and other government officials can be charged in foreign courts. Generally, she explains, there are two forms of immunity in international law from which heads of state can benefit.