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Ideas for a fairer world


FPC at the 2009 Compass National Conference: "Tax justice: The missing link in the fight against poverty?"


Date: Saturday 13 June at 11.15am

Venue: Institute of Education, London


  • Richard Howitt MEP, Labour MEP for the East of England
  • John Evans, General Secretary, Trade Union Advisory Committee (TUAC) to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
  • Claire Melamed, Head of Policy Coordination, ActionAid
  • Mark Ashurst, Director, Africa Research Institute

This year's Compass National and Robin Cook Memorial Conference took place on Saturday 13 June at the Institute of Education and was themed around building a new political and economic settlement for the 21st century with democracy, equality and sustainability at its heart. The key purpose of the event was to make the case that there can be 'No Turning Back' to the failed ideas of the free market consensus.

The Foreign Policy Centre hosted a break-out session entitled 'Tax justice: The missing link in the fight against poverty?'