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This publication is complementary to an earlier study devoted to part IV (Archipelagic States) of the Convention, which provides a legislative history of articles 46 to 54 of the Convention as it evolved during the Third United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea. It examines the practice of States in relation to the concept of archipelagic waters. The first part consists of a compilation of legislation relating to maritime claims, with illustrative maps when available, showing archipelagic baselines. Reproduced in the second part are bilateral and multilateral treaties related to the delimitation of the maritime areas.