Ka Lok Yip | Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Hamad Bin Khalifa University


Ka Lok Yip

Dr. Ka Lok Yip (PhD)

Assistant Professor
College of Law

  • Phone+974 50473649
  • Office locationMinaretein


Dr. Ka Lok Yip holds an interdisciplinary PhD in international law and international relations from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. She has published extensively on issues related to armed conflicts and monitors armed conflicts in the region closely. She is also admitted to the practice of law in England and Wales and Hong Kong.


Research Interests

  • Laws Related to Armed Conflicts
  • Social Theories
  • Legal Theories


Assistant Professor

Hamad Bin Khalifa University

2021 - Present
  • Lecturer

    University of Hong Kong

    2018 - Present



International Law and International Relations, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland

  • BCL

    Law, University of Oxford

  • LLB

    Law, King's College London

Selected Publications

  • The Use of Force against Individuals in War under International Law

    A Social Ontological Approach (Oxford University Press, 2022)

  • Skewed Vision

    Human Rights in War through the Eyes in Peace, in 'Human Rights at Risk' (Rutgers University Press, 2022)

  • Problematizing the Competence of International Human Rights Mechanisms over International Humanitarian Law in 'The Role of Human Rights Mechanisms in Implementing International Humanitarian Law' (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2022)

  • The Missing Elephant in the Room

    The Jurisdiction of International Human Rights Tribunals over International Humanitarian Law’ – Journal of International Dispute Settlement (Issue 3, 2020)

  • Separation between jus ad bellum and jus in bello as Insulation of Results, not Scopes, of Application’

    The Military Law and Law of War Review (Issue 1, 2020)

  • Extracting Natural Resources in Occupied Territories

    The Conjunction between jus in bello, jus ad bellum and Human Rights Law’ in ‘The International Legality of Economic Activities in Occupied Territories’ (Routledge, 2020)

  • What is Human? Reading Social Idealism against the Reality of Blackman and Azaria’

    German Yearbook of International Law

  • What Does the Jurisdictional Hurdle under IHRL Mean for the Relationship between IHRL and IHL?

    Journal of Human Rights and International Legal Discourse, Special Issue on the Relationship between International Human Rights Law and International Humanitarian Law (Issue 1, 2018)

  • To Kill or Not to Kill as a Social Question’ in ‘International Humanitarian Law and Justice: Historical and Sociological Perspectives’, Routledge

  • The ICRC’s interpretive guidance on the notion of direct participation in hostilities– sociological and democratic legitimacy in domestic legal orders

    Transnational Legal Theory (Issue 8.2, 2017)

  • The Weakest Link – from Non-derogation to Non-existence of Human Rights

    Human Rights Law Review (Issue 4, 2017)