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The text of the Convention has been broken into its parts or into the sections of the parts to facilitate data transfer. For each part of the Convention corresponding Articles are given in brackets.

Part I: Introduction
Part II: Territorial Sea and Contiguous Zone
[2-16] General Provisions - Limits of the Territorial Sea
[17-26] Innocent Passage in the Territorial Sea: Rules Applicable to All Ships
[27-33] Rules Applicable to: Merchant Ships and Government Ships Operated for Commercial Purposes - Warships and Other Government Ships Operated for Non-commercial Purposes. Contiguous Zone
Part III: Straits Used for International Navigation
Part IV: Archipelagic States
Part V: Exclusive Economic Zone
[55-60] - [61-68] - [69-75]
Part VI: Continental Shelf
Part VII: High Seas
[86-96] - [97-109] - [110-115] General Provisions
[116-120] Conservation and Management of the Living Resources of the High Seas
Parts VIII-IX: Regime of Islands - Enclosed or Semi-enclosed Seas
Part X: Right of Access of Land-locked States to and from the Sea and Freedom of Transit
Part XI: The Area
[133-135] General Provisions
[136-149] Principles Governing the Area
[150-155] Development of Resources of the Area
[156-160] - [161-165] - [166-175] - [176-185] The Authority
[186-191] Settlement of Disputes and Advisory Opinions
Part XII: Protection and Preservation of the Marine Environment
[192-206] General Provisions - Global and Regional Co-operation - Technical Assistance - Monitoring and Environmental Assessment
[207-212] International Rules and National Legislation to Prevent, Reduce and Control Pollution of the Marine Environment
[213-222] Enforcement
[233-237] Safeguards - Ice-covered Areas - Responsibility and Liability - Sovereign Immunity - Obligations Under Other Conventions on the Protection and Preservation of the Marine Environment
Part XIII: Right of Access of Land-locked States to and from the Sea and Freedom of Transit
[238-244] General Provisions - International Co-operation
[245-257] Conduct and Promotion of Marine Scientific Research
[258-265] Scientific Research Installations or Equipment in the Marine Environment - Responsibility and Liability - Settlement of Disputes and Interim Measures
Part XIV: Development and Transfer of Marine Technology
Part XV: Settlement of Disputes
[279-285] General Provisions
[286-295] Compulsory Procedures Entailing Binding Decisions
[296-299] Limitations and Exceptions to Applicability of Section 2
Part XVI: General Provisions
Part XVII: Final Provisions

Each Annex is listed with its title. When necessary, an Annex is separated into sections with Articles corresponding to each reference given in brackets.

Annex I: Highly Migratory Species
Annex II: [1-9] Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf
Annex III: Basic Conditions of Prospecting, Exploration and Exploitation

[1-4] - [5] - [6-12] - [13] - [14-22]
Annex IV: Statute of the Enterprise
[1-10] - [11-13]
Annex V: [1-14] Conciliation
Annex VI: Statute of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea
[1-19] - [20-41]
Annex VII: [1-13] Arbitration
Annex VIII: [1-5] Special Arbitration
Annex IX: [1-8] Participation by International Organizations

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