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[Video] Illegitimate debt and debt audits | Overview of debt in Asia
by Eric Toussaint , Iolanda Fresnillo , Eurodad , Daniel Jeong-Dae Lee , Kjetil Abildsnes
3 June 2021


  • Eric Toussaint, Committee for the Abolition of Illegitimate Debt (CADTM)
  • Daniel Jeong-Dae Lee, United Nations’ Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)
  • Iolanda Fresnillo, Senior Policy and Advocacy Officer, Eurodad
  • Moderator: Kjetil Abildsnes, Senior Advisor, Norwegian Church Aid / Kirkens Nødhjelp

00:00:00 introductory remarks
00:04:30 Iolanda Fresnillo’s presentation on Debt Audits
00:24:05 Eric Toussaint’s presentation on illegitimate debt
00:40:20 Q&A
01:00:00 Daniel Jeong-Dae Lee’s presentation on Debt in Asia
01:30:50 Q&A

Source: Eurodad

Eric Toussaint

is a historian and political scientist who completed his Ph.D. at the universities of Paris VIII and Liège, is the spokesperson of the CADTM International, and sits on the Scientific Council of ATTAC France.
He is the author of Greece 2015: there was an alternative. London: Resistance Books / IIRE / CADTM, 2020 , Debt System (Haymarket books, Chicago, 2019), Bankocracy (2015); The Life and Crimes of an Exemplary Man (2014); Glance in the Rear View Mirror. Neoliberal Ideology From its Origins to the Present, Haymarket books, Chicago, 2012, etc.
See his bibliography:
He co-authored World debt figures 2015 with Pierre Gottiniaux, Daniel Munevar and Antonio Sanabria (2015); and with Damien Millet Debt, the IMF, and the World Bank: Sixty Questions, Sixty Answers, Monthly Review Books, New York, 2010. He was the scientific coordinator of the Greek Truth Commission on Public Debt from April 2015 to November 2015.

Iolanda Fresnillo

is a member of La PACD (Plataforma Auditoria Ciudadana de la Deuda) and Eurodad.

Daniel Jeong-Dae Lee
Kjetil Abildsnes

Senior Advisor, Norwegian Church Aid / Kirkens Nødhjelp