Jaime Castillo Velasco

Is your surname Castillo Velasco?

Research the Castillo Velasco family

Jaime Castillo Velasco's Geni Profile

Records for Jaime Castillo Velasco

2,481 Records

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!


Jaime Castillo Velasco

Birthplace: Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of Eduardo Castillo Urizar and Elena Velasco Echeverria
Husband of <private> Zavala Parga
Brother of Fernando Castillo Velasco; María Elena Castillo Echeverría; <private> Castillo Echeverría and Carmen Castillo Echeverría

Managed by: Carlos F. Bunge
Last Updated:
view all

Immediate Family

About Jaime Castillo Velasco

Jaime Castillo Velasco (14 March 1914 – 29 October 2003) was a Chilean politician who served as president and vice-president of the Christian Democrat Party on several occasions.

Born in Santiago, he studied at the Liceo Alemán before progressing to a law degree at the University of Chile, from where he graduated in 1935. He later studied philosophy at both the University of Chile and the Sorbonne in Paris.

During the government of Eduardo Frei Montalva, Jaime Castillo was appointed to serve as the Minister of Land and Human Settlement and, later, as Minister of Justice (1966 to 1968).

He was forced into exile in Caracas following the coup d'état of 11 September 1973 that overthrew President Salvador Allende. That did not prevent him, however, from founding the Chilean Human Rights Commission (Comisión Chilena de Derechos Humanos) in 1978, an agency that worked to defend human rights during the de facto government of General Augusto Pinochet. In that capacity, he defended several human rights cases, including cases involving Chilean exiles or the murder of Orlando Letelier. Following the restoration of democracy, President Patricio Aylwin appointed him to the National Truth and Reconciliation Commission (the "Rettig Commission"), which, on 9 February 1991, published the "Rettig Report", analysing the human rights violations committed during the military regime.

   * En defensa de Maritain (Santiago, Editorial del Pacífico 1949)
   * El problema comunista (Santiago, Editorial del Pacífico, 1955)
   * Las fuentes de la Democracia Cristiana (Santiago, Editorial del Pacífico, 1968)
   * Los caminos de la revolución (Santiago, Editorial del Pacífico, 1972)
   * Teoría y práctica de la Democracia Cristiana (Santiago, Editorial del Pacífico, 1973)
   * Democracia y Derechos Humanos (Santiago, Icheh, 1986)
   * El humanismo integral de Jaques Maritain (Santiago, Icheh, 1987)
   * Violencia y Derechos Humanos (Santiago, Icheh, 1993)
   * ¿Hubo en Chile violaciones a los Derechos Humanos? Comentarios a las memorias del General Pinochet (Santiago, Icheh, 1995)
   * La teoría de la abstracción en el empirismo inglés (Santiago, Rumbos, 1999)
   The earliest version of this article was translated, with minor modifications, from the corresponding article on the Spanish-language Wikipedia.


Name Castillo Velasco, Jaime

Alternative names

Short description

Date of birth

Place of birth

Date of death

Place of death

Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaime_Castillo_Velasco"

view all

Jaime Castillo Velasco's Timeline

March 14, 1914
Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
October 29, 2003
Age 89