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 (summa cum laude) in International Law and International Relations from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. She also has a Bachelor of Civil Law (distinction) from the University of Oxford and a Bachelor of Laws (first class honors) from King’s College London. Ka Lok focuses her research on peace and conflict. She draws on a wide range of disciplines including international law, international relations, philosophy, psychology, and sociology to study the causes of armed conflicts and strategies for their management, resolution, and prevention. She has published extensively on issues related to peace and conflict and her recent monograph ‘The Use of Force against Individuals in War under International Law – a Social Ontological Approach’ won her the Francis Lieber Book Prize 2023. Ka Lok is also admitted to the practice of law in England and Wales and Hong Kong.


Research Interests

  • Peace and Conflict
  • Human Rights
  • Social Ontology
  • Existential Philosophy


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

  • BCL

    Law, University of Oxford

  • LLB

    Law, King's College London

Selected Publications