Rwanda’s report shows that France played a role during Genocide against Tutsi because ‘it was aware of long-term plan to exterminate Tutsi’.
The report of 600 pages is entitled “A Foreseeable Genocide: The Role of the French Government in Connection with the Genocide against the Tutsi.”
The reported was presented by Bob Muse, a partner at Levy Firestone Muse, a law firm based in Washington (United States).
He presented the report through a special cabinet meeting convened at Village Urugwiro.
IGIHE has learnt that Levy Firestone Muse made the report in collaboration with law firm based in Rwanda including MRB ATTORNEYS (MRB), Trust Law Chambers and Certa Law.
Rwanda’s report drew emphasis on the period before, during and after Genocide.
The report served with different archives and speeches delivered by different people including RPF Inkotanyi cadres, former FDLR combatants, top Government officials and former employees of the United Nations among others.
On 26th March 2021, a committee of 13 expert researchers and historians delegated by Emmanuel Macron presented its findings on the role of France during Genocide against Tutsi.
The report indicated that France bears "heavy and overwhelming responsibilities" over tragic history that led to the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi which took lives of over 1 million victims.
It was presented two years, after the delegation of 13 historians started reviewing archives on France, Rwanda relations between 1990 and 1994.
The report blames the then French President, François Mitterrand, for a "failure" of policy towards Rwanda in 1994. The findings were made public after years of French official secrecy over links to the Government led by Juvenal Habyarimana.
President Macron appointed the 15-member commission two years ago, giving them access to presidential, diplomatic, military and intelligence archives.
Among the archives are those of Mitterrand, who had close ties to former Rwandan President Juvénal Habyarimana.
Rwanda’s report on the role of France during Genocide was made since 2018.