Lovell Fernandez Death – Dead, Obituary, Funeral, Cause Of Death, Passed Away: It is with great sadness that we heard the news this morning (18 December 2020) of the passing of Lovell Fernandez.
Lovell attained BA and LLB degrees from UWC in the 1970s, as well as a Master’s degree in Comparative Law from New York University, and a Doctorate in Philosophy (Law) from the University of the Witwatersrand. He lived in Germany from 1978 until 1990, studying at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg, and working for Amnesty International as well as the Hamburg Foundation for Politically Persecuted People. He returned to South Africa in 1990.
He became a member of the UWC academic staff in the early 1990s until his retirement in 2015. Lovell was seconded to the Department of Justice in 1996 and 1997 as an adviser to the then Minister of Justice, Dullah Omar. At the time of his retirement, he was a Professor of Law in the Department of Criminal Justice and Procedure. During his tenure, he served inter alia as Head of Department, as Deputy Dean of the Faculty, and as the UWC Director of the SA-German Centre for Transnational Criminal Justice (a center of excellence funded by DAAD, in collaboration with Humboldt University, Berlin). Lovell played a leading role in the establishment of the Law Faculty’s Journal of Anti-Corruption Law and served as co-editor of the Journal. He further served on the Board of Directors of the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation.
InsideEko Media learned about the death of Lovell Fernandez through social media publications made on Twitter, on December 21st, 2020.
InsideEko is yet to confirm Lovell Fernandez’s cause of death as no health issues, accident or other causes of death have been learned to be associated with the passing.
This death has caused a lot of friends and family of Fernandez so much hurt. It is in that mourning spirit that the concerned persons have taken to social media to share tributes to the deceased and condolences to the affected family.
Tributes To Lovell Fernandez
Across social media users’ timelines are statements that show respect, admiration, and gratitude towards Fernandez as people mourn the passing.
Professor Lovell Fernandez – ‘Lawyer, Linguist, Mensch… a man of honesty, humility and compassion’. A great storyteller and sage.
I will miss you so, so much 🥺 pic.twitter.com/SxtaasIrIf
— Selemani Kinyunyu (@selemani) December 18, 2020
The entire Afrobarometer team is deeply saddened by the news of the passing of @_IJR_ executive director, Stan Henkeman and board member, Prof Lovell Fernandez of @uwconline. Our thoughts and prayers are with the IJR team and the families of Stan and Lovell.
— Afrobarometer (@afrobarometer) December 19, 2020
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