Evan Fox-Decent teaches and publishes in legal theory, administrative law, First Nations and the law, immigration law, the law of fiduciaries, and human rights.
He has worked on human rights and democratic governance reform in Latin America since 1987, beginning with advocacy and relief work in El Salvador under the auspices of Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Medardo Gómez.
He has since served with the UN Verification Mission in Guatemala (1996-99), and has consulted on behalf of numerous development and research agencies, as well as on behalf of legal institutions in Latin America, including the Supreme Court of Venezuela, the European Union, the World Bank, the International Development Bank, USAID, and Canada’s International Development Research Centre.
In 2012, Professor Fox-Decent's book, Sovereignty’s Promise: The State as Fiduciary, was shortlisted by the Canadian Political Science Association for its tenth C.B. Macpherson Prize biennial competition.