In this submission, REDRESS comments on some of the Issues for consideration of the Committee against Torture in its examination of the UK’s 5th State Party Report. Some of REDRESS’ concerns are direct consequences of the UK’s counter-terrorism policies, particularly the role of the security services, along with the conduct of the armed forces in Iraq and in Afghanistan, which have damaged the UK’s credibility as a State committed to the eradication of torture, and risk undermining the positive steps it has taken to advance the anti-torture agenda worldwide.