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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2022, 5(3); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2022.050305.

Study on Extraterritorial Application of Home States’ Law to Transnational Corporations for Environmental Governance


Tian Zehua1, Tang Xi1

Corresponding Author:
Tian Zehua

1Faculty of Law, Guangzhou College of Commerce, Guangzhou, China


Transnational corporations play important roles in improving international economic development, whereas they cause some environmental problems in host states. Through comparing and analysing possible legal mechanisms, the authors hold that extraterritorial application of home states’ law to transnational corporations for environmental governance is more hopefully to solve relevant environmental problems. And relevant theories and practices of current Code of Conduct Bills and Human Rights Due Diligence Laws are explored. In the meanwhile, to improve this legal mechanism, several obstacles need to be overcome. They are infringement of sovereignty, insufficient motivation, environmental regulation imbalance and legislation escape. Correspondingly, relevant problems can be solved through indirect control on foreign affiliates, multilateral actions, soft regulations, and so on.


Extraterritorial Application of Law; Transnational Corporation; Home State; Environmental Protection; Human rights

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Tian Zehua, Tang Xi. Study on Extraterritorial Application of Home States’ Law to Transnational Corporations for Environmental Governance. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2022) Vol. 5, Issue 3: 19-26. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2022.050305.


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