He was born on March 30, 1940,Taldy-Kurgan region, he got his secondary education in 1958.
In 1958-59 – Cadet of Technical School № 8 (Dneprodzerzhinsk, Ukrainian SSR).
In 1963-66 he served in the Soviet Army.
He graduated from the Kazakh State University named after S.M. Kirov (now – Kazakh National University named after Al-Farabi) (1974) in “jurisprudence”, qualification – lawyer.
Doctor of Law (1998), Professor of Law (2001), Academician of the International Academy of Higher Education (IHEAS (since 2001).
He defended his thesis under the guidance of the scientific adviser, Doctor of Law, professor, Zhekebayev U.S. to obtain the degree of Doctor of Law, specialty “12.00.08 – criminal law and criminology; criminal law enforcement” on the theme: “Criminal legal protection of children in the Republic of Kazakhstan.
He began his working career at Karmetkombinat in Temirtau (1959). In 1960 -73 he worked in various positions in the cultural and educational institutions and the mass media ofTaldy-Korgan region.
In 1973-74- trainee investigator, senior investigator at prosecutor’s office in Taldy-Korgan, the member of Taldy-Korgan Regional Collegial of Advocates, the Head of legal consultancy department.
In 1981-87–the people’s judge of Karatal region inTaldy-Korgan.
In 1987-91 he worked in the offices of Prosecutor’s Office and the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
In 1992-95 –the Head of State and Legal Department, the head of the law enforcement agencies of the Presidential Apparatus and the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Deputy of General Prosecutor Kazakhstan, the First Deputy of the Chairman of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Since October 1995 to June 1996 – the General Prosecutor of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
From June 1996 to September2000 – the Chairman of the Supreme Court.
theState Counselor of Justice of the 2nd class, a judge of the Supreme qualification class.
From 28 July 2000 to the present time he is the head of the KAZGUU University being on positions of the President, the Chairman of the Board of Directors, the Rector.
In September 2007 he signed the Great Charter Universidadon behalf of KAZGUU in Bologna, Italy. On his initiative and under his leadership the new building of KAZGUU was built on the Left bank of Astana, which was presented on July 2nd, 2008 with the participation of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan NursultanNazarbayev, and the academic year began in September.
Being a well-known public and political figure, he takes an active part in the legal establishment and strengthening of the independence of Kazakhstan.
He worked as a member of Working Group on improving the legislation on law enforcement activity under the Administration of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan (2003), a permanent meeting to develop proposals for further democratization and development of civil society (2003), the National Commission for Democracy and Civil Society under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan ( 2004-05), the Commission for further improvement of the judicial system of the Republic of Kazakhstan (2005), the State Commission for further development and concretization of political reforms in Kazakhstan, the head of working group on improving the system of justice and law enforcement personnel (2006-07). He was the head of working groups in the drafting of the projects “Law OnProsecutor’s Office” and “On the structure of the courts and judges” (1994 – 95).
He was a member of the Commission under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the fight against corruption and the Civil Service Ethics (2002), of the Supreme Judicial Court of the Republic of Kazakhstan (in the second half of the 1990, 2002-09, while in 2003-06 –the Chairman of the Supreme Judicial Court of the Republic of Kazakhstan), is a member of the Commission on Human Rights under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan (2003-2011), a member of the Council of Legal Policy under the President of Kazakhstan (since 2003), the Assembly of Peoples of Kazakhstan (since 2010), the Deputy Chairman of the Public Chamber of the Mazhilis.
In 2001 he established the public organization “Republican Citizenship Movement “For Legal Kazakhstan”, and in April 2004 at the founding congress of the Democratic Party of Kazakhstan (KDP), organized on his initiative, and he was elected its chairman. This party participated at two parliamentary elections and two presidential elections in Kazakhstan, and also was one of the most active participants in the meetings Interparty Council on finding the best solutions to overcome the global financial crisis in Kazakhstan.
Since April 2012 the honorary chairman (leader) of the party “Adilet”.
Scientific advisor of six Doctors of Law (Dulatbekov N.O., Zhalybin S.M.,KarbuzovK.Zh., Utibaev G.K., Maulenov G.S., Eschanoa A.S.) and supervisor of seven PhD theses in legal sciences.
Board Member of the Dissertation Council for doctoral theses at KAZGUU University.
The author of many books and honorable awards.
He can Paint, play musical instruments, sing and actively involved in sports.
Died on October 12, 2015