UEFA include human and business rights in tournament bid requirements

02 May 2017

Human-rights provisions have been added by UEFA to its guidelines, which also include detailed business rights, for hosting European Championships for the very first time.

The specific criteria were included in the requirements for hosting Euro 2024 which Germany and Turkey have formally declared an interest in staging.

At a UEFA bid workshop in Nyon last week, representatives from the two bidding Football Federations were provided with requirements for meeting its criteria for staging the event ahead of the countries putting together their dossiers.

A UEFA statement said the criteria were “based on the United Nations' 'Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights' and other UN conventions and were developed in close cooperation with Sport and Rights Alliance.”

The specific references on human rights will be included in all requirements for UEFA's national and club competitions going forward.

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin stated that the enshrinement of human rights is crucial for European football’s governing body and confirmed that going forward “bidding nations will have to adhere strictly to these articles in the framework of the organisation of all our tournaments and finals."

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