Eloy Velasco

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Eloy Velasco (Bilbao, Biscay, Spain, January 2, 1963 – ) is a Spanish High Court Judge, known for being responsible to determine whether or not six former Bush officials (see Bush Six) should face criminal charges in Spain.[1] He is also known for having accepted the judicial demand against the former Salvadoran president Alfredo Cristiani and other 14 Salvadoran members of the military, for the massacre of the murdered scholars of UCA, during one of the worst episodes of the Salvadoran civil war,[2][3][4][5] and.[6]

Both cases have been accepted by Spanish courts on the basis of the principle of universal justice, which allows Spanish courts to process crimes against humanity that have occurred in other jurisdictions.


  1. ^ Al Goodman (2009-04-23). "Spanish court sends Guantanamo case to new judge". CNN. Archived from the original on 2009-05-02. 
  2. ^ "Audiencia Nacional de España investigará a 14 militares". Diario Co Latino (in Spanish). January 13, 2009. Retrieved 25 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Presentan demanda en España contra el ex presidente salvadoreño Alfredo Cristiani". La Jornada (in Spanish). November 16, 2006. Retrieved 25 April 2011. 
  4. ^ "Ex militar implicado en asesinato jesuitas confiesa en España". El Faro (in Spanish). July 5, 2010. Retrieved 25 April 2011. 
  5. ^ "El ex presidente Cristiani sabía que iban a atentar contra el padre Ellacuría". El Mundo (Spain) (in Spanish). July 5, 2010. Retrieved 25 April 2011. 
  6. ^ "Declassified Docs Shed Light on Jesuits' Murders". Inter Press Service. November 27, 2009. Retrieved 25 April 2011.