François Mitterrand

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Rwandan Genocide: French court grants access to Mitterrand's archive to researchers
Rwandan refugees located at Camp Kimbumba, Zaire, 1994
Rwandan refugees located at Camp Kimbumba, Zaire, 1994 Credit: TSgt. Marv Krause. United States Air Force - Official Photograph / Public domain

François Graner and association "Survie" won a long legal battle to gain access to former French president Mitterrand's archive on the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Mitterrand was president from 1981 to 1995. His archive was declassified in 2015 but upon request for access, Graner was told the presidential archive should remain secret.

Graner now was granted access by France's highest administrative court "to shed light on a debate that is a matter of public interest".