We set up the TWAIL Review journal and TWAILR website in 2019 as a space for critical scholarship and writing on international law animated by anti-imperial sensibilities and traditions of liberation from the global South. Over the past year we have published almost fifty posts in a variety of formats on our website. We are now delighted to launch the first issue of the TWAIL Review journal itself. This issue features a foreword from Antony Anghie, an introduction from the editorial collective, and substantive peer-reviewed articles from Karin Mickelson, James Thuo Gathii, Rajshree Chandra, Fabia Fernandes Carvalho Veçoso, Paulo Ilich Bacca, Ali Hammoudi, and Hailegabriel G. Feyissa.
2020 has not been the easiest year to produce the first issue of a fully independent, open-access journal. We are immensely grateful to our authors for their writing, labour and patience, to all of our peer-reviewers for their generosity with their time and invaluable contributions, to our advisory board for their encouragement, to our own institutions for their support, particularly Windsor Law and Maynooth Law, and to wonderful Brazilian artist Camila Soata for the cover artwork.
The contents of the issue and all articles are available to read and download here. We very much hope you like it, and we look forward to receiving your submissions for Issue 02 and beyond.