On 24 January 2018, the regional office of the IRZ for North Africa officially opened in Tunis. As well as high-ranking guests from the Tunisian MInistry of Justice, ths event was also attended by Christian Lange, parliamentary Secretary of State at the German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection (BMJV).

The regional office is headed by Hichem Dkhili and will in particular analyse the current political and legal development, maintain continuous consultations with project partners and provide organisational support in implementing part of the planned local measures. The office will also provide assistance to projects in the partner countries Morocco and Algeria.