The primary goal of the Committee on Rules and Procedures (CRP) is development of rules and procedures within the KPCS as well as making recommendations to the Chair of the Kimberley Process regarding compliance with the rules and procedures established in the KP.

The Rules of Procedure of the Kimberley Process, as they currently in force, are understood as a code of general provisions and directives (arrangements) regulating its administrative and organizational activity carried out in the process of implementation of the requirements and recommendations of the KPCS and subsequent decisions.

The KP procedures are understood as methods of work established on the basis of rules and sequence of actions of the Kimberley Process directing bodies, its permanent and ad hoc working organs, as well as methods of work of Participants and Observers used for realization of their tasks, rights and obligations.

Rules and procedures are established and commissioned by the decisions of the Kimberley Process Plenary sessions or in other form established by the Kimberley Process on the basis of consensus.


Chair The Russian Federation
Vice-Chair          People's Republic of China
Members Angola, BelarusBotswana, Canada, European Union, India, Israel, South Africa, Switzerland, USA, ZimbabweWorld Diamond Council, Civil Society Coalition
Provisional member United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
2014 Republic of Belarus joined.
2009 India joined.
2008 People's Republic of China joined.
2007 The Russian Federation was named Chair.


In 2021, the Plenary adopted the updated Administrative Decision on Rules of Procedure of Meetings of the Intersessional and the Plenary Meeting, and its Ad Hoc Working Groups and Subsidiary Bodies as proposed by the CRP.

The Plenary also welcomed the Declaration on Supporting Principles for Responsible Diamond Sourcing as Best Practices ("Frame 7") that was tabled jointly by Russia and Botswana in 2020 and discussed during joint sessions of the CRP and the WGM.