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Professor Eric C. IP

Public Health Bioethicist
Professor, HKU Faculty of Law
Co-Director, Centre for Medical Ethics and Law
Teaching Faculty, Research Fellow, and Board Member, Centre for Medical Ethics and Law
Leader of the HKU LLM Medical Ethics and Law (MEL) Specialisation
The University of Hong Kong

DPhil (Oxon), MSt (Oxon), MBEth (Syd), LLM (Lond), LLB (NE), BSocSc (HK), FRSPH

Eric C. Ip (DPhil, University of Oxford) is a public health bioethicist and Professor at the Centre for Medical Ethics and Law, The University of Hong Kong (HKU).

His work on the law and ethics of population health has appeared in The Lancet Public Health, The Lancet Planetary Health, American Journal of Public Health, Journal of Law and the Biosciences, Medical Law Review, Journal of Medical Ethics, Health Economics, Policy and Law, and Public Health Ethics. He is pioneering a new paradigm of planetary health law, which helps to develop a more coherent legal regime that addresses, among other things, the implications of the climate crisis on health and human rights. He teaches global health law for the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine at HKU.

Prior to joining HKU, Ip taught at University College London (UCL) and the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), where he served as Assistant Dean of the Faculty of Law. He has received the Young Researcher Award (2014) and Research Excellence Award (2015) from CUHK, and the Faculty Research Output Prize (2017), Faculty Outstanding Teaching Award (2018), University Research Output Prize (2020), Faculty Research Output Prize (2021), and University Outstanding Young Researcher Award (2021) from HKU, in recognition of his achievements in research or teaching.



    More Publications

    Human rights and ethical implications of national legal responses to COVID-19  

    China’s Basic Healthcare and Health Promotion Law 2019

    Systematic analysis of Hong Kong’s legal responses to COVID-19 

    • Thomson, S, Ip, EC (2021) Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, People’s Republic of China: Legal response to COVID-19. In: King, J, Ferraz, O (eds) The Oxford Compendium of National Legal Responses to COVID-19. Oxford University Press, New York. DOI:
    • Ip, EC (2020) Hong Kong—The unprecedented promulgation of public health emergency regulations amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Public Law 2020(2):580-582.

    Ethical principles for public health and epidemiology  

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