Marianne Hanson is Associate Professor of International Relations at the University of Queensland.
It looks suspiciously as if a decision is already made, even with a promised 18-month investigation only half-way done.
The issue can no longer be dodged. Nuclear weapons will become illegal under the rules-based order of international law.
An eruption of bitter fighting in a seemingly intractable conflict is aggravating wider regional tensions.
Revoking hard-won arms control achievements seems nothing less than madness.