The Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law

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I first met André on Saturday, September 1st, 2001. I visited him and his beloved wife Yolanda at their home in Bickerseiland, Amsterdam, after attending the inaugural MARE Conference organized by Maarten Bavinck. I saw him for the last time on Sunday, December 1st, 2019 in his nursing home at Haarlem, thanks to the kindness of his brother Jan, his friends Theo Konijn and Trudi Frankhuizen, and my old friend Erik Weiffenbach. I assured him I was going to return in the spring of last year, but the pandemic prevented me from fulfilling my promise. Unfortunately, he passed away on November 16th, 2020, so I am left with only these hesitant words to honour an outstanding scholar, mentor and friend.



I overcame myself, the sufferer; I carried my own ashes to the mountains; I invented a brighter flame for myself.