He was born on June 15, 1944 in Bolotse village. Novogrudok district of the Grodno region. He is an ethnic Belarusian He graduated from Mogilev College of education from historic-geographical faculty (1964). He passed a Ph.D. defense (1984). He gained professor status in 2003. He has been working as professor of political science in Brest State University named after A.S. Pushkin starting 1997.
Ivan Ivanovich gas made a contribution to the formation of the republican system of human rights education and its methodological support. He is the initiator and provider of numerous republican and international conferences have beed held from 1995 until 2016. He is the author over 195 scientific, methodological and educational works.
KotIvar’s work in the sphere of human rights received republican and international recognition: the international biographical centre awarded him with a honorary diploma (Cambridge, Great Britain, 2001). His biography was published in the 8th volume of Belarusian encyclopaedia which consist of 18th volumes (1999), in publications of International Biographical centre „Outstanding intellectuals of the XXI century‟ and „Outstanding scientist of the 21st century‟ and other encyclopaedias and dictionaries.
The Ministry of Education and the Brest region executive committee awarded him with an honorary certificate and diploma of merit for scientific and research work and for gained success in training of specialist.
In 2016 Ivan Ivanovich received a letter of gratitude from the UN representative in Belarus S.Samarasinha.