O’Brien Kaaba (LLM, University of Zambia; LLD, University of South Africa) is a lecturer in the School of Law at the University of Zambia and a senior research fellow at the Southern African Institute for Policy and Research (SAIPAR). He formerly served in Zambia as elections manager for the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI), political specialist for the US Department of State at the American Embassy in Lusaka, and as a human rights and rule of law advisor for the Germany Development Cooperation (GIZ). O’Brien is co-editor of Democracy and Electoral Politics in Zambia (Brill, 2020).