Armenia’s current political context is defined by ambitious goals. Strengthening democratic institutions and the rule of law, eliminating widespread corruption, and bolstering substantial and inclusive economic growth and equal business opportunities for all are top priority. Improving the justice system - i.e., addressing challenges in integrity, independence, and performance of the judiciary, in particular - is a critical element to achieve these goals. Armenia wants to reach European standards in its justice system, recognizing that this will be a critical input to the economic, social, and political development of the nation. It has undertaken major reforms over the last decades and progress has been achieved, as recognized by all justice sector stakeholders. The adoption of the 2019-2023 judicial and legal reform strategy was an additional recent step forward. However, whether its successor, the 2022-2026 judicial and legal reform strategy will bring the further tangible change on the ground and receive sufficient human and financial resources to be successfully implemented remains an open question. Concluding, significant judicial reforms have been achieved in Armenia but fundamental problems in the areas of independence, efficiency, and quality remain. This forward look presents practical and actionable recommendations, outlined in detail in subsequent chapters, and summarized at the very end of this report, for the consideration of Armenian authorities as they advance in implementing justice sector reforms.