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Part IV of the United Nations Convention of the Law of the Sea of 1982 establishes a special regime applicable to archipelagic States. This chapter provides an overview and analysis of the special rules applicable to archipelagos before examining how the Part IV regime has been implemented by States claiming archipelagic State status. It also identifies, in the context of international and municipal law, how varied implementations of the Part IV regime affect the existence of navigational rights through waters of such States.