The measures approved by the Cabinet focused on migrants who don't qualify for asylum and are slated to be repatriated to their home countries.
The motive for the attack, reportedly by a Tunisian naval guard, was under investigation. It came as the birthplace of the Arab Spring pro-democracy uprisings faces political and economic crises.
Artist Mohsen Lihidheb collects objects that wash ashore in Zarzis, Tunisia. His collection is a tribute to the migrants who died trying to cross the Mediterranean.
Tunisians on Saturday voted to elect a new parliament, to the backdrop of a soaring cost-of-living crisis and concerns of democracy backsliding in the North African country.
Najla Bouden Ramadhane, a university engineer with no political background, has been appointed by President Kais Saied to fill the post, which has been vacant since July.
President Kais Saied plunged the country into uncertainty after shutting down parliament and firing the prime minister as well as the country's defense and justice ministers.
The Arab Spring uprising led to a transition to democracy in Tunisia, but young people decry widespread corruption and a lack of job opportunities. It's led to protests, including self-immolation.