Watch the Channel is a group of activists dedicated to supporting people who are forced to cross the Channel by irregular means. We believe that the right to move around the world is a fundamental tenet of human freedom. We are committed to doing what we can to support people in exercising that right. We monitor the behaviour and misbehaviour of the French and UK border control regime. We work to ensure that the coastguards fulfil their duties under international maritime law to rescue people in distress.