Countries bidding for future editions of the UEFA European Championships will have to adhere to human rights and anti-corruption criteria, it was announced today.
The announcement was made following a bid opening workshop held last week, attended by representatives from Germany and Turkey - the two nations in the running for the 2024 tournament.
It marks the first time human rights articles have been included in the bidding process by UEFA.
In a statement, UEFA said the criteria had been "based on the United Nations' Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and other UN conventions and were developed in close cooperation with the Sport and Rights Alliance".
"Furthermore, criteria regarding compliance and anti-corruption measures have also been included as requirements," the organisation added.
UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin claimed "protection of human rights and labour rights is of the utmost importance for UEFA" and said the move would apply to all future tournaments and finals.
This includes events such as the final of the UEFA Champions League, UEFA's flagship competition for European club sides.
"It was imperative for us to introduce specific articles on the respect and protection of human rights in the bidding requirements for all of our competitions," said Čeferin.
"From now on, bidding nations will have to adhere strictly to these articles in the framework of the organisation of all our tournaments and finals."
Members of the German Football Association (DFB) and the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) took part in the workshop, where they were given information of the bidding procedure.
They also received "detailed explanations about the bid requirements, as well as the conditions that the host association must fulfil to be eligible to host" the event in seven years' time.
Germany, hosts in 1988, and Turkey were the only two countries to submit a bid for UEFA Euro 2024.
The Nordic nations of Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Norway were tipped to launch a joint bid but eventually decided not to enter the race.
UEFA's Executive Committee will make a decision on the destination of the 2024 tournament in September 2018.
Both the DFB and the TFF will have until April 27, 2018 to complete and submit their bid dossiers to UEFA.